Last month and in the month of December I tried a little experiment on a few random Sundays. I did not use the computer or do any surfing on my other electronic devices at all. I did use my iPhone for phone calls only (I have to talk to my peeps). My unofficial conclusion to this experiment is that this is a nice way to start a new week. You see since I am a Domestic Goddess now, I am discovering that I need to unplug from the internet-sphere one day a week. This is especially true if Travel Man is away on a job assignment. It seems that I can become entirely too dependent on the interaction with my “social” media. The second Sunday of unplugging myself, Travel Man was home with me to experience my “unplugged status”. He was reading something on Facebook or an online news story and he said, “Did you see???”. And then he remembered, “Oh that’s right you’re off of the computers, etc. today”.
For myself, I find that it is far too easy to spend far too much time browsing and perusing the internet for information. And it’s most likely information that I may or may not need, and may or may not use in my everyday world. I just felt like I was becoming too dependent on the Google factor, and not spending enough time on my other interests. It also made me realize I need to just pick up the phone and call and have a conversation more frequently than I have been.
Now I did make phone calls to a couple of my kids, you know a Momster check-in. How’s life? Are you taking care of yourself? Are your finances doing ok? Will I be seeing you anytime soon? Just a few minor questions that every Momster must ask to get the conversation ball rolling.
On that particular Sunday when Travel Man was home he and I got to watch some football together and had a chance to visit with my brother. All in all a nice relaxing Sunday. With Travel Man’s schedule, this type of weekend day doesn’t roll around too often. Staying unplugged when Travel Man is home on a Sunday is essential to my sanity.
So I ask each of you, do you unplug yourselves from the computer, smart phone, gadget world at any point during the week? If you haven’t tried this I highly recommend it. Your brain will feel so much less cluttered, particularly at the end of the day when you need to be falling asleep. Free your minds.
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I don’t, but I certainly should. It’s like an addiction, isn’t it?
It definitely can be addictive. That’s really what made me realize I needed to take a break. Glad you stopped by for a visit today.
To me, it’s a “must.” I get so much creativity and ideas out of taking just one day a week off. My biggest foe? Me. I don’t want to let anyone down, so I want to read everyone’s every post and comment and “like” and also write my blog and live my “real” life. One thing I’ve learned here, most folks are very understanding if you step away for a bit here and there. 🙂
It did take me awhile to recognize I needed to take some time off from the electronics. And once I did, I realized how refreshing it could be. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on unplugging. It’s good to know I’m not the only one that feels this way.