This is the week—I think this is the week— that Dr. Lisa Marotta challenged us to take a technology time out. No, we don’t have to go cold turkey, completely giving up all of our little techie devices we’ve grown to depend on and love. But in taking the pledge for “screen free week,” we were to strive for balance. Try “talking” to someone on the phone rather than texting. Maybe engaging in face-to-face dialogue rather than "facebooking." Or reading a book rather than watching TV or playing a video game or...blogging.
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So in a desperate attempt to resuscitate my blog and remain true to the spirit of screen free week, I’m resorting to cheating—uh, I mean, borrowing. And in blog-speak “borrowing” means providing a link. If you’ve not already read Lisa’s blog, hop on over there and see what she has to say about taking time out from technology and tuning in to life. There’s so much wisdom in what she has to say, you’ll probably want to take the pledge yourself.Next week, I’ll let you know how my tech time out went.
Can totally relate, Dee Dee - I just got back from an extended weekend w/tech-free family members and only had my phone for technology. Other than responding to urgent work-related emails, I took a (forced) break - which was actually somewhat relaxing. But that also means it has been 11 days since my last blog post - I'm afraid to look at my own stats. Is it possible to go negative?ReplyDelete
Must not be possible, Shel, or surely mine would have gone there!Delete
Thanks Dee Dee for sending readers my way and also for even attempting to limit your technology for the week. I am back from my self-imposed time out! As for your blog- if you write it they will come. You are THAT funny!ReplyDelete