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!