DAY 58: Unplug With Me

Author: bikramyogachick /

I've got to blog. Then read all of the blogs I follow. I must comment on the blogs and then go back in case they replied to my comment. I need to tweet and see if anybody "direct" tweeted me, or perhaps "mentioned" me. Maybe I want to "retweet" some tweets. I better update facebook and catch up on other status' while I'm there. Don't forget to "like" some of those status' or maybe even comment on them. I have some farmville gifts to accept. Guess I better harvest my crops and trees, collect eggs and milk, brush horses, cats and reindeer and collect feathers. Oh, look my neighbors helped me out so I better go and help them out. Now on to checking email and maybe surfing the net to catch up on news....Oh wait, I just got a text message on my phone......

How many minutes/hours/days do we spend plugged into the world of the interwebs? It can get overwhelming. I also have noticed how dependant the teenagers have become on all of this. They don't know what to do without it. They have several text conversations going at once and everything is now now now, instant gratification. They don't know how to slow down. I wonder, is it changing me too? Yes, we get 90 minutes everyday to get away from all of this while in the hot room. But is that enough? Lately I've been thinking about how much time I spend on the computer and on my blackberry. I even check my blackberry at stoplights sometimes. So I've decided to "unplug" for a day. I'm going to pick one day (not a work day, I have to be on the computer/blackberry at work!) and I'm going to "unplug". I'm not going to go on the computer and I'm not going to read email, text or tweet from the blackberry. If I want to communicate with somebody I'm going to do the old fashioned thing....I'm going to see them in person or pick up the phone and talk to them.
Won't you unplug with me for a day?

6 comments:

lz said...

you're so right - sometimes we are so busily social-networking that we don't realize how much time we spend on emails and facebook, etc. It really adds up to a lot! Your unplugging plan is an awesome idea - I'm in! Sometimes, old-fashioned talking in person or on the phone is the best.

Christopher said...

right on. I'd love to unplug for a week. Oh how much time I would have for other things...

Amber said...

I remember I started my blog and then I got followers, so ok, Ill comment, then I get excited about websites, I want to read everything but there is never enough time. Yeah, like you mentioned, FB, twitter, etc, etc. Simplify, and realize that you can't do everything you want or read and comment on all blogs, etc. We've got lives to live and yoga to do! lol. Great posting though, I completely understand and if needs be, take a day to unplug, at least we will understand:)

Yolk E said...

I hear you, girl! You are forgiven for unplugging for a day--don't give it a second thought! The interwebs will be there when you get back :-)

thedancingj said...

I finally finished a BOOK last night and then started another BOOK this morning. HOORAY for traditional printed media!! Nothing beats a good book. :)

a. said...

Such a great post! And I definitely appreciate the 90 minutes I spend each day in the yoga room - it's the only time in the day when NO ONE can bother me :)

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