Sunday, September 06, 2009

Going Offline

Since Dalesman bought me a laptop computer a couple of years ago I've spent more and more time on the internet.

I check my emails, read and post on various the forums, catch up with blogs, play Facebook games, search for books on Green Metropolis, keep up to date with bookings on courses and generally surf my away around any random thought that enters my head. Then when I've done all that I start again in a never ending circle of internet activity.

I spend my day job on the computer and I'm studying so spending time researching and writing essays takes up more of my time.

So in line with some wonderful people I know I have decided to have one computer free day each week. Choosing the day hasn't been too difficult. I work Mon, Weds-Fri and am on a computer all day. Although I don't 'work' Tuesdays it's my official study day so need my computer for essays, literature searches etc. Which leaves Saturdays and Sundays. Sunday is the day I generally have the most spare time to spend on the computer so that's the day.

Beginning next Sunday 13th September I shall be going offline each and every Sunday.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine encouraged me to do that (go computer-free for one day of the week) a couple of years ago. She explained the advantages of having one day for "self" - and I'm sure I agreed with all her reasons.

We have not spoken of it since, but I now consciously try to limit my time on the computer to less than 6 hours for one day of the week. (BTW, I do not have a paying job.)

It's a start, right?

Janey
janeyknitting @ yahoo . ca
(without the spaces)

SikiƟ said...

A friend of mine encouraged me to do that (go computer-free for one day of the week) a couple of years ago. She explained the advantages of having one day for "self" - and I'm sure I agreed with all her reasons.

We have not spoken of it since, but I now consciously try to limit my time on the computer to less than 6 hours for one day of the week. (BTW, I do not have a paying job.)

It's a start, right?

Janey
janeyknitting @ yahoo . ca
(without the spaces)