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Monday, September 21, 2009

I don't know about you...

...but I spend WAY too much time in front of the TV and computer. In fact, most of my days I'm ashamed to say are spent simultaneously in front of both. I am now on a personal mission. I'm going to take one full week and detox. I can do the no tv, I usually just have it on for background anyway (although I usually watch the food network and then get inspired). The internet though...that's rough. I don't think I'm going to try to go cold turkey on that one, in fact I don't think I actually can. Not because I don't have the will power, (which is likely, sadly) but because I actually have things that need attention online such as emails (and my blog of course...lol...though it probably could wait a week). So let's say that I won't spend more than two hours total a day online. I know this doesn't sound like a big deal to some, but considering that between the two they've basically consumed me, this is going to be a drastic personal difference. If you'd like to join me on this detox journey, I think I'm going to start next Sunday (September 27th) and go through that Saturday (October 3rd). I'll probably do a few updates, just to let you all know what I'm doing with all my time now that my brain isn't melting and leaking out my ears. :) If you decide you'd like to do it too, do stop by and let me know how it's going and what exciting things you've done to fill the void. Or, if you have any suggestions of fun things (free or cheap please...I'm broke! lol) I should try, let me know! I'd love some input. Ah. I can't wait! I wonder what the outdoors are like.... ;)

11 comments:

cybeel said...

that's exactly right. i'm trying not to spend so much time in front of pc and also tv. So -even tho i love watching tv- i'm having more time for myself to do things to make me feel better and it's worth it!

So good luck and don't forget there'll be tough times but keep on!!!! :)

gaelikaa said...

Hi, dropped in from SITS. Have a nice day. Erm...what's hump day?????? I'm dying to know. Please drop over to mine when you get a minute!

gaelikaasdiary.blogspot.com

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Good luck with the detox. Stopping by from SITS!

Melissa Erickson said...

Good Luck with the detox! I need to do something like that. My needs are a bit different though. I have plenty of things to do but I have been too busy on the computer to get anything done. I should force myself to do 1 or 2 hours of the things on my to do list each day. Maybe even add on some exercise that I never seem to have time for. Thank you, I think you inspired me!

Moxie and Mayhem said...

Wow! Cold turkey with the TV? It can be done, but you should have plenty of supplies on hand in case of an emergency. I am thinking chocolate and a hefty supply of US Weekly. You can do this.

Now, about the computer. Hmmm...let's just say that you are a stronger woman than me!

The Blonde Duck said...

I just did a month-free of reality TV. It's amazing how I didn't miss it.

gaelikaa said...

Thank you soooo much for getting back to me. Now all is clear. You might not believe what went through my mind when I saw Hump Day and maybe I ought to clean up my perceptions a bit. Now a question. Did you read my post? and what did you think? I thought yours was very apt. Both my daughter and I, active bloggers, are joined by the hand to the computer. A detox programme is the order of the day. And like I said before, please do drop over to mine when you get a minute and please do read and comment, thank you!!!!

gaelikaasdiary.blogspot.com

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Good luck! The internet is such a time sink for me. It seems like I intend to do just one or two things, and then it's an hour later, and I still haven't finished what I set out to do. Glad I stopped by from SITS! Your blog is beautiful

Mary said...

Popping over from SITS roll call to visit.

That's a good idea that I certainly should join in on! I can't imagine the things that I'd get done, I'm just not sure that I can do it since blogging is my full time deal now, and this month is premiere month! I do try to take time away from the computer, but then I think I'll get on there for that "one" thing and get so sidetracked it's crazy and then hours have gone by!

Good luck with your technology fast!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh girl I admire you and wish I could do it ... LOL

I'll think of some fun projects that are cheap :) and send them to you.

Bethany said...

Yep, I definitely hear ya. Addicted for sure- good luck! stopping by from SITS.