I guess maybe I should post again in the interest of upholding some sort of blogging standard somewhere in the universe. For my technology detox, I told myself I would blog three times this week and only spend a half an hour on the computer each day. Well, I opened my computer this morning and the last time it was opened was 7:29 p.m. on Tuesday. Getting a little crazy with my detox!
But I loved it.
And I think you should give it a shot too! It’s quite refreshing to not be tied to your computer or your phone. However, I cannot be blamed for those slow hours at work when I took a
more than a few glances at my phone. Usually, my go to would be to exercise for all of those minutes of relaxation. Alas, I was also sick this week with a mystery illness that did not take well to breathing AT ALL let alone at a more rapid pace. Or upside down, as I discovered with yoga.
So how did I spend this time? Since it’s Friday, you get FIVE things to do when on a technology detox! And no need to worry, cleaning or packing for a move did not make it anywhere near this list. Whoops.
1. Reading! By far my favorite activity when on a technology detox. I finished reading The Sea of Tranquility, as recommended by Jenn. I wish that book were never-ending because I loved it THAT MUCH. But now I’ve moved on. I love my library so much.
2. Sleeping. Now don’t go thinking I slept all of my days away because girrrrl (boooy?), you crazy. I’m a working girl. But since I didn’t feel well, I wasn’t interested in watching TV, and my head was starting to nod off
at seven thirty while I was reading my book…sleep seemed like a great option. Yeah, you’re supposed to stay on a sleep schedule but I say SLEEP IF YOU’RE TIRED. Get it all out. Catch your z’s. Just remember to wake up in the morning.
3. Use your brain. My morning routine was usually riddled with technology, so as I was getting ready for work I suddenly had all of this time on my hands. Isn’t that saying something? Meet my breakfast-time friend usually reserved for plane rides, Variety Puzzle Book. Come on, you know the one. Just no crosswords please, I’m not on that level yet.
4. Go for a walk. Sorry dudes, I know I said physical activity was not on my plate this week, but I totally lied to you. I couldn’t get my respiration rate above 1 per minute without snot flying everywhere (Okay, slight exaggeration. I may be getting antsy…), but walking was a really nice change of pace for me. It got everything moving, I got to actually not walk somewhere in a hurry, and I got to do my errands along the way if I so choosed. Chose. Dang. WALK!
5. Resort to those people you call your friends. They’re there for a reason. You don’t need technology to hang out with each other either. Okay, maybe you need to use it to coordinate with them, but I’m letting it slide and so should you. Bonus points if you end up at a bar that has oodles of board games to play. And extra bonus points if you are a clutch player for Battle of the Sexes.
I’m feeling pretty good, my friends. I don’t want this detox to end. And so it shan’t. Do what makes you happy, am I right?
What activities do you turn to when you’re cutting out the technology?