No More Excuses, Girl!

I had a realization...

Nothing good ever comes of long drives and tons of thinking in his Marcy brain - but hear me out. We were driving in Disney this weekend to celebrate Kaiya's birthday and I was chatting with Danny boy and got a ding on my phone. Looked down to get this little iPhone notification of the amount of SCREEN TIME I put in over the last week.

Side Note: I told Dan over a year ago that iPhones should start doing that - proof that I sometimes have good ideas AAAAND that these people are listening to all of them :)

So I get this notice and was SHOCKED to see I spent about 66 hours and 43 minutes on my phone last week! That's over 9 hours a day, that's 565 minutes! What the whhhhhaat? As you can see lots of that was on Facebook. Now, if you know me you know I run my business on Facebook - but don't get this twisted, it's NEVER 100% business on there...there is A LOT of shiny object syndrome and distractions happening if we are being honest. Truthfully I am ashamed to openly admit how much time I spent...but there is a lesson in this knowledge!

Here is what I learned and what my BIG revelation was - STOP MAKING EXCUSES! Check your screen time app on your iPhone (if you don't have it, download it), track your usage for the rest of the month - take note of it. By the end of January let's tally all that up. Let's see how much time we are spending on our phones either of Facebook, Instagram on our text messages - all of it!

If yours is more than 4-5 hours a day we are going to do something. We are literally going to start taking back an hour of THAT time a day! We are going to be intentional about getting 7 hours back (at least) a week to do ALL the things we keep making excuses that we just don't have enough time to do. EXAMPLE: workout, eat healthy, clean the house, do the laundry, meet a friend for lunch, go to date night, start the business, spend time with the kids - you get the picture. Truthfully, if you and I can spend 66 hours staring at our phones we literally have a bone to pick with every excuse gremlin that tries to get in the way of us creating the best version of us in 2019! So if you are completely on board, send me an email (hello @ and say: I'm done making excuses and I'm ready to make this the best year yet!!!

You know I love you right?!?!


January 24, 2019 by Marcy Budwick

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