Sunday, 7 April 2013

Things look perfect from far away

Lately I've been feeling a little too dependant on technology. Sometimes I feel like I spend far too much time on the computer, checking my phone, catching up on social media on my ipod. There isn't really a time when I don't use technology. I often turn my computer on in the mornings, and then it's not turned off til I go to bed. I'm not on it constantly, of course, but it's always there running in the background. I pop on and off it all the time, and then that doesn't count the amount of times I refresh twitter/ facebook/ instagram all day.

I guess that's the sort of world we live in, but I feel like I need to take a step back sometimes. To just limit myself and intervene, because as word has it, life does go on without the internet. Yes, I will need it at work and to reply to emails and things, but I know I can seriously reduce the amount of time spent on it. I love the internet, it's a magical thing, but I do feel like it sucks the life out of me, you know? It's not a good feeling knowing you've wasted an hour on pinterest, or spent the last ten minutes catching up on tweets and not actually achieved anything productive.

Taking away my internet is going to be hard for an addict like me, and I am not going to go cold turkey! But I'd like to take time out in an evening. After work, to not turn on my computer, but to read a book or watch a movie or paint. Now the evenings are getting lighter (and with the hope of actual spring weather) maybe just going for a walk to the park and taking time away from the screen. I reckon I'd get so much more done, and be so much happier if I took some time out from being technologically dependant. Spend more time in the kitchen, write more letters, crochet a blanket. I'm excited just writing all this! Think of the amount of time I will gain! I'm always saying there's not enough hours in the day, but I think I just need to organise how I'm spending them. Productivity here I come!


  1. Great post Katie. I can't really escape it as using a computer is part of my job, but I always find myself feeling a little more relaxed when I get away from technology for a bit. Even just an hour reading a good book is always good.
    Totally agree with you that it's not about not having enough hours in the day but how you actually spend them! xoxo

  2. Loved this post, i often do the same and have my laptop on all day. I think i may join you and go technology free for abit! Good luck!

    Hannah xx

  3. This is something I think we're all so guilty of. If I'm sat in front of the tv or on a bus/train I will literally sit and refresh my facebook/twitter/instagram constantly... I'm pretty sure nothing that earth-shatteringly exciting is going to ever happen on any of them that I'd need to see it the second its posted. I need to keep myself busy in other ways like reading or crafts too!
    Kaz x

  4. I feel like this all the time. I have moments were I stop and think I've just spend so and so amount of time on my laptop when I could've been doing something more productive or reading a book, walking etc. As you say I do feel like 'it sucks the life out of me'


  5. This is so true, I think I need to try and take a step back as well. Great post :)

    Jesss xo