“Say whaaaaaatttt??? ***shaking...
This was one of many responses to my post earlier this week. I posted the following status on Wednesday, May 30th at midnight:
“Today, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 is a media-fast day for me. No facebook, twitter or texting. #RetreatRenewRejuvenate”
Within seconds of posting, fb friends quickly commented. In addition to the one already mentioned, they joked that doing 100 squats would be easier and more favorable than fasting from technology. True statement. Friends still recall the spoken word piece I did about being without my Blackberry. ☺ Let’s just say that I had a little addiction. ☺
The advantage of technology is that you’re connected to everyone and everything 24/7. Everything is accessible at every moment and at every time.
The disadvantage of technology is that you’re connected to everyone and everything 24/7. Everything is accessible at every moment and at every time.
Recently, I came across several articles that reminded me that all of our laptop-using, touchpad-checking, two-thumb-texting, MP3-listening subtly affect our health change your back, eyes, ears and brains.
So, I turned off the fb feature on my phone and turned down the ringer. I even told friends to call me out if they saw my name online. And for twenty four hours ……. I survived.
I had lunch with a group and purposely placed my purse on the opposite to prevent the temptation of doing the glance, you every 10 seconds when it rings, buzzes or vibrates. In a strange way , it was liberating.
Now, I will be the first one to say that I can’t imagine a tech free life, but I believe in balance. So at least for a few hours I was able to
Enjoying a whole conversation without looking at the phone.
Writing an essay without interruptions.
Eating a meal.
If the thought of taking a tech break, leaves you shaking, take small breaks, it’s worth it.
One small step at a time …….. even if it is harder than 100 squats. ☺