Technology Withdrawal? Part 2

As I wrote in the last post, I was going to go technology free for the weekend. No Computer, Email, Twitter or Smart Phone or any activity which may require any of the aforementioned. (Any posts on Twitter that you may have noticed were added to Buffer App before the start of the weekend.)

So how did it go. The best part of the whole experience was the quietness. No jumping around to look at email or any other possible distraction from the technology. No looking on the internet to find that tidbit of information I needed at the moment. That would wait for later. The worst part was always wanting to look even though everything in the house was shut down. It was tempting, however, to turn some of them on. I DID NOT!

I should be proud of myself I suppose, but I’ve come to realize that I am very much dependent on technology. This morning I raced to open my computer and phone only to find a swamp of emails and texts that required answering. I spend the most of this morning doing that.

Perhaps we can come to a happy middle spot. One that allows us to feel free to relax without intrusion and, yet, in touch enough in order to know what is happening with those closest to us.

This weekend was a success and I’ll we striving to find that happy middle.


About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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