Some adult comments are made in this article, please stop reading if you are offended. I have two main points I want to achieve here. 1. Put your cell phone away at night if you want to be more intimate with your partner. 2. I am a workaholic and am a very busy person. Still not an excuse to always have phone in hand.
I wrote part one last night. Overnight, my mind keeps going. I went to a Cobalt Digital Service meeting yesterday, so I have a ton of thoughts in that reflection. ( Not sure any if the ideas were anything spoke about, but they got my mind rolling. Thoughts for a different article.) I wake up to feed my daughter for her 6am feeding and go to put her back to sleep. She holds my hand, stares at me head on my pillow and I kiss her forehead. She shuts her eyes and fell asleep. I think back to my previous thoughts on this subject and just want to say, these moments are the best and mean more than the work I can get done in time. We make excuses for ourselves, of why we need to do this and do that. Stop! I had my daughter December 28th per c-section. You can't drive, you can't walk, it's painful. I was still back at work January 1st. I had to close the month, I had to finish this. I also went to work in labor that morning. I'm a workaholic. I eased myself into work 3 days, then 4 and back to work full time very soon after. My point to this is I am busy. I have two soccer practices, ccd right after, games, I have to paint the garage, mulch my acre yard, fill in where a pool was, and get ready to have 100 people over within the next month. Now add all the work. I understand busy, but look at all of this and see what you will miss with a piece of technology in front of you. Make time.
Back to my first point. Our children are not the only ones who need your attention. Before bed, kids are asleep I am done with my work for the day, what do I do? I look over at Joe and he is playing some stupid game on his phone. I think I would really like to be doing something right now. (Sex) However, he is on his phone. I told him one day, you won't have any complaints if you put your phone away. We both are guilty of it and I laugh.
So again, make time for everything. Whether it be plan better, wake up earlier, one less thing on your plate, etc. Put your cell phones away at home! At least when your significant other or children are still awake.
Last note for parents. As I said, I just had a baby. I had my first boxing match a few months before I got pregnant and I was in great shape. I have 20lbs to lose after all of this, but as I said before I am busy. I don't want to take more time away from work/family to work out. I grab my stroller, ran a mile with my 7 year old. We did lunges, jumping jacks,etc. My daughter loved it. When I was training for that boxing match, we had a 75 square hop scotch. I wore weights, it had push ups, jumping jacks and squats in it. It was my way to involve her and accomplish what I needed to.
Anyways, the whole point is that I hope anyone who continued to read this takes something with them out of it. I'm not here to lecture, but as I read articles, I get new ideas.