Taking time off

Taking time off

How much of the day are you plugged in?

 Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?

To ask a blogger/writer this question seems hardly fair, considering how plugged in we are through technology pretty much all through the day 😉

That being said, I have some conscious methods to turn myself away from the online attraction.

  • I don’t have a data connection on my phone. Well, I enabled it a long time ago, but haven’t used it as such. And I occasionally enable it for a day, when I am traveling and I need directions.
  • I do have wi-fi at home and that is connected at all times to my tablet, my phone and my laptop. I manually turn off the data through the night.
  • If you want a number, I suppose I would have to put it down to about 5 hours in a day, that I find myself connected online. This includes 2 hours in the morning, an hour or so in the afternoon/evening and two hours at night, before bed.
  • I work from home, plus I teach music, so that takes up a decent chunk of the morning, together with housework thrown in. These also ensure that my time online stays limited.
  • Dropping off and picking up Gy from her extra classes in the evening is another method to stay internet-free. You can also factor in cooking, helping with her homework and cleaning up her room as extra benefits.
  • At the end of the day, I love catching up on ‘me’ time with my friends every evening. That’s about an hour and a half of absolute interaction with zero- technology. It’s my favourite part of the day!

I do wish I had more time, though, to read more blogs, to catch up on pending tasks, to reply to some e-mails and return some calls.

Sometimes , you can’t have it all.


It’s Day 19

This post is my contribution to

   NaBloPoMo November 2013

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0 thoughts on “Taking time off

  1. Turn off the internet…we talk about doing that – and I know we would all benefit from something that seems like such a “drastic” act but….I swear, I'm the one who is most resistant! I have an addiction…

  2. I have periods of addiction where I itch to login as often as I can, and then there are periods when I completely shut-off! But also, maybe that's part of the personality….tend to do that with everything I take up!

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