Back to the daily grind, although I’m moving pretty slowly this morning.
I spent most of yesterday riding home from North Carolina with my parents. After Sunday’s ban on technology, I cranked everything back up on Monday and actually had a very productive day of sending e-mails while I was in the car. I’m not sure if it was because I’d taken the day off from technology or not, but it felt great to cross a bunch of to-dos off my list.
Stepping away from texting, the internet, Facebook, etc. didn’t feel painful and if anything, it was a relief. I’d say that overall I was much more productive on Sunday than I normally would have been. Despite the fact that I got roped into a LONG conversation with my mom about social media (oh the irony!) and took a walk/exploration of our property with my parents, I still read a fair bit of history and a play. I also didn’t really miss being connected all the time, I just missed the inconvenience of not being able to look something up real quick or sitting down to write (work).
I’m still trying to figure out how to strike a balance between the two extremes. Perhaps I’ll turn the internet off on my computer, iPad, and phone (and set the phone to airplane mode) during the day. If anybody has any suggestions on how to curb an internet or technology addiction, I’d love to hear them!