Mini DeLites

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Ok so, there’s been some biggggggg rules going down lately.

Like, ohhhhhh boy.

Michael & I made some real executive decisions this weekend.

Preface: for the last two years, I have been on the computer until about 1:30-2 AM…in bed.

Hey, I know, I know…I’m Lauryn & I’m a F-ing work-a-holic.

I’m working on it, guys. Total work in progress over here.

Back to the big executive decision: no computer in bed.

That’s right…no more computer in bed. At all.

Zip, zilch, zero.

The struggle is real…

Buh-bye, Mr. Apple.

We’ve decided to keep our intimate space, well, an intimate space.

So that’s the big, exciting decision of the week.

But literally, I’m sweating & perspiring at the thought of no computer in bed ( like, my upper lip is shaking ). Addicted, much?

Ok, thoughts? Do you allow the computer in bed? Do tell.

G2G get off the computer because I’m about to get in bed ( insert: laugh/cry/sad/pissed Emoji ). xx. Lauryn

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45 Replies to “Mini DeLites”

  1. No computer?! I understand your struggle. I’m also in bed browsing or working on my computer till 2am, sometimes 3am. I feel that at night I work best. No distractions coming from the street, and just more relaxing for me.
    GOOD LUCK in your new decision. Keep us posted how that works out!

    xox, Paulina

    1. Thank God someone gets it! I thought I was a weirdo ; ). I’m scared for the executive decision. Will let ya know how it goes. xx.

    2. I completely agree – with no distractions I get almost all my productive work done at night. But I do agree it’s getting to be a negative sleeping pattern! I’m spending this week setting up a desk space and I’m going to try and get up earlier to work, instead of working late!

      Good luck with the executive decision!

  2. It’s impossible for me to get work done during the day because I’m a mama of young kiddos!! So I make it a point of working after the babes go to sleep. My hubby does not like it but how else do I get work done and ready my favorite blogs??? LOL Your green dress pic is DIVINE!!!

  3. Night is no problem for me since it would never occur to me to take my computer to bed. All I want is to read a good old-fashioned book then. BUTTTT: In the morning, I made it a rule to not log on until I’m waiting for the train on the platform. If I stay home, no screen is to be lit up until I finished my morning routine (cold shower, meditate, making the bed, breakfast, getting dressed etc).

  4. Yikes, a toughie, but a goodie. Trust me I totally understand – it’s super hard not to keep working until the wee hours of the night…especially when you love your job. But I’m pretty sure the consensus is that you’re not supposed to take your work HOME with you, let alone, to BED. Hope it gets easier and you start enjoying your computer free time more and more every night!

    Have a magical day!
    http://www.playingforeats.com | Carly

  5. I always go to bed with my computer :/ It’s a horrible habit but I haven’t been able to break it! Now it’s part of my nighttime, soothing routine as weird as that sounds…

  6. I don’t know why, but I’m so much more productive at night- and I swear I blog better!! But you guys are probably on the right track. I just don’t know if I could do it, lol!! Good Luck Lauryn! XO!

  7. Research has shown that banning electronic devices from your bed improves your quality of sleep a ton, so hopefully that will off set the desire to work all night! I like to watch TV in bed so it’s a struggle for me too.

  8. Good LUCK in your new/exciting decision (thumb ups Emoji)!! It’s so hard to find a balance between personal life and work as well as technologies in general. But I’m sure it will be a wise decision!! Keep us posted if you notice any differences! 🙂

  9. Hmmmm that’s a toughie!! I 100% understand keeping the bed an intimate space… BUT… my boyfriend and I are always on our computers in bed. We drink wine, tea or coffee (morning or night dependant) and do whatever we want on the internet in bed and when we know enough is enough we close our laptops and watch a series or whatever ;-). I fully agree with the principle but for us, it’s kind of a good way to spend time together – but not spend time together and get work done. LOL!

    Hilary x thehealthycollective.com

    1. Ah Lauryn, your body thanks you!!! Your healthy lifestyle was so in need of this change – or at least some change to that schedule! It’s believed that the blue-spectrum light from electronics, interferes with circadian rhythms during sleep.

      Do you use Flux? https://justgetflux.com/ On their website: “It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.” This program changes your computer display, depending on the time of day.

      Also – this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/fashion/the-paleo-lifestyle-the-way-way-way-back.html?_r=0 on Paleo sleep habits. Maybe you need a pair of those nifty (read horrible) Amber glasses! 🙂

    2. OMG! So funny my friend just told me to download this!! It’s currently downloading now. Thanks for the rec & I’ll read that article now! Thanks Carly! x

  10. I am currently laying on my bed with my computer now … (eek!) But I totally agree with your and Michael’s decision. The bed is an intimate space and should be kept that way… although it would be such a struggle for me because I am definitely a night owl and love getting work done!! Huge props to you for making that step, keep us updated!

    – Ky

  11. Hi Lauryn,

    It’s a good idea. I actually asked my fiance to remove the t.v. in his bedroom too before moving in. Yes, bedroom spaces should be work zone free. However, when I lived alone and had projects to do, I totally brought Mr. Apple to bed 🙂

    x

  12. I actually don’t do work in my bed. I find that I’m always falling asleep mid-homework, assignment, project, or post. It probably doesn’t help that I also surround myself with the world’s comfiest pillows and fuzzy blankets. I do my best work at my desk or in a cafe/library.

    Good luck with your challenge! You can do it!

    XO, Chekara | shadesofchekara.com

  13. I tried to implement a no cell phone rule in bed, which worked for about a day and then my BF caught me using my phone therefore breaking my own rule…whoops!

  14. I’m literally writing this from my bed but, I totally agree with your decision. When me and my boyfriend move in together there will be no laptop in bed because totally believe that the intimate should remain, intimate.