Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a possible solution?

Regarding the whole Facebook dilemma, I think I've decided that maybe I'm just on a technology overload right now. As I was thinking about deactivating my Facebook account, I kept wanting to go further and delete my Twitter account (that I rarely actually update, but instead use for important things like keeping up with Rob Thomas and anything having to do with Glee.), and unsubscribe from a bunch of my blogs, and stuff like that. So this morning I had a mini technology fast. I did check my email once, but other than that, I just listened to some educational podcasts (which may just be my new obsession) and tried to be productive. Much to my surprise (ok, not really!), things that I've been meaning to do for a while actually got done. Clean clothes were put away, trash was emptied, library books were gathered up, etc. Now my bedroom just looks really messy instead of making me look like I'm a hoarder or something.

So I think I'm going to try this technology fast thing for the rest of the week. I won't give up checking my email, but I will limit it to once in the morning and once in the afternoon. And probably once before I go to bed, too. I am going to give up checking Facebook, blogs and Twitter completely, though.

Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it goes!

1 comment:

Traci said...

Ok. I have to totally agree with you. No silly business here in my comment. I actually think you are thinking in the right direction. I think that email/blogs/facebook/twitter/whatever...can all serve a valuable role in our lives. But, like anything, they all need to be put in check. I've been thinking about this as well. What could I be doing INSTEAD of blogs or facebook or emails? Am I sacrificing more important things in order to blog or facebook or email?

As I have thought about it myself...I have come to the conclusion that you appear to be trying. I think limiting the time on the various mediums is wise - checking things once a day or twice a day. That way - you get the enjoyment from them, but also don't sacrifice some of the other very important things that you could be doing.

Ok I'm done. But, nice thoughts Kim!!!