Hey gang! I've decided to TRY a little experiment. I'll be honest... I don't know if I can do it. I really don't. I'm going to try although this week is not the best to start it, I admit! The kids have been sick so our TV's, Nintendo's, Leapster, etc have been running more than usual!
But I'd like to start trying a TURN IT OFF THURSDAY! What this means, is, basically, turn off all the unnecessary electronics. I realize this is a huge feat, so I'm going to start small. Limiting myself to checking the businesses just 2x each Thursday (1x in the morning, 1x in the evening). Making sure blog posts, team events, etc are all handled before Thursday. Limiting the children's electronics will be interesting, especially since one is still recovering from the flu.....
I'll allow myself to read my kindle, because to me, that's something I should do more, and part of why I want to do Turn it Off Thursdays. I need a day to retreat, read, create, rejuvenate!
This idea was inspired by two handmade friends :) Danyel of Crazy Socks Crochet does Pajama Thursdays. Heather of Heather's Custom Sewing does a No Internet time.I love these girls, and they're right..WE NEED TO UNPLUG!
What also made me think is this YouTube video someone found....Today Show hosts asking in 1994 "What is the internet?"
1994. Really. I was in high school. I remember learning to program on DOS. Now kids can't imagine life without twitter, facebook, or a world where "google" was not a verb. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUs7iG1mNjI
It just seems like the world wide web has "always" been around. But it *GASP* hasn't! We survived before without it, we can survive without it again, if we remember to keep it in check. (yes, I do recognize the irony of me writing yet another "unplug" post while you read my BLOG...on the net.....)
So maybe you'll join me on cutting things off once a week or month? Choose something you THINK you can't live without (cell, net, ipod, tv, kindle, etc) and see how it feels to live without it a day. What else can you get accomplished in that time?
Me, I plan to enjoy some time sewing, reading, and just unplugging---everything! (except music...I need my music....)
Will you unplug with me?