Heyo! First, I would like to apologize for not posting Bible Verse Wednesday, I was doing a lot of scheduled posts for a time because I was busy, and I would have sworn I put BVW on the list, but they are coming back. 😀 Meaning, Sunday is Weekly Challenges, Wednesday is Bible Verse Wednesday, and other than that I am free because by Being An Entrepreneur Series is over because I had no more ideas come in. ❤ You’ll at least see me three times a week. 🙂 But, for now, back on topic.
As Americans, we face technology in our face constantly. Right now I am typing this on my laptop. You’re looking at this with your laptop, phone, or tablet. You (possibly) blog, too. Then you have social media, I don’t have it, but a lot of people do. The only thing I have is Pinterest which is seriously addictive. (I mean, seriously). So, as you know on one of my Weekly Challenges I took one week off of Pinterest, it was seriously hard, but I did it. 😁 I think every once in a while we need to release from what the world says is ‘acceptable’ (being on your phone for hours, playing video games all the time, and other stuff, etc). Not only, when you are online, you can experience bad ads, cyber bullying, but it also is extremely addicting and can really slow you down mentally. 😢 For example, I love to read, but sometimes my go-to is on my laptop instead of reading. I am trying to get back on track, and I am, but for the last few weeks, I haven’t been as focused. Screens are distracting and the buzzes (notifications) we get on our phones divert our attention to more important things. Now, I want to ask you some questions:
Have you ever…?
- Burnt food because you were on your device
- Not listened to a friend/family member because of the device
- Been grounded because you are addicted and your parents think you need some time off
- Picked up a book, read one page, then picked up your phone
- Been on YouTube/Pinterest for three hours straight (or more)
- Let chores pile up because you were on your device
You don’t have to share those answers with me, but do answer mentally. Now, some of those things could happen for other reasons, but if it had to do with a device I am telling you-you need a break. I’m not saying stop blogging or texting with your friends. But, maybe try and make yourself stop a little bit and read a book, spend some time with your family, do an art project, or extra homework.
Fixed Am Fixing My Problem:
I can’t say I fixed it, yet. Yet. 😏 I am starting to keep a log on how long I have been spending on the computer. It started on Monday, (the most recent one), and I’ve been really trying to keep it up. It’s working and just having that log and seeing how long I’ve been on my computer is opening my eyes. All you need is a book and to look at your watch on how long you’ve been on there. (And you can also ask someone to help you keep track of how long you’ve been on there, accountability partners are great). 😍 It’s not going to be easy. Just having the log will keep you on your toes. 😆
If you can’t go without something for more than a day it’s an addiction.
Now, don’t think of food, water, or those kinds of things. I’m talking phone, laptop, TV, and iPod. Now, I go to an online school, so everything (reports, class,) is on my computer. But, I don’t count that in my log because I can’t help that, but I can help Pinterest time, blog time, writing (my novel) time, YouTube time, and more.
What do you do?
-Start that log on computer/phone time
-Instead of writing on your computer, which is what I do, maybe go back to paper just for a little while
-Take a week off Pinterest, YouTube, and etc. (You can go back to my Weekly Challenges and see my results/what my challenges were for this
-Read a lot and journal too
I hope this was helpful. ❤ See y’all soon!