My Screen- Free Sunday

I have begun to realize that this mind boggling, world transforming powerful tool we call the internet has become too big of a part of my day. I seem to always find reasons to pop my laptop open: I MUST look something up right now, I haven’t checked my email for the third time today, something has happened on Facebook I can feel it! Craigslist, blogs!! (which are my very favorite reason to hop onto the information highway really, they are captivating! but lets face it – time consuming) I was very inspired by this blog post. I need to focus my time on the internet, have specific goals, specific to do’s and not just meander. So this Sunday I took an official screen free day. I wanted to just experience a rhythm of the day without the internet. I was curious about how much I would think to go to my computer. I only thought about it a gazillion times. But I stayed off of it. And here are some things that happened!

I planted things…..


I sat.
Here…
and here…
And here. I looked up things in books on the porch (instead of on google with my eyes glued to a screen)( and of course I knitted things in these pretty little places throughout my yard…and I’ll being showing those in another post.)
I found this gorgeous hand thrown clay pitcher at a yard sale for $1, you know for watering all those new plants I just potted!
I also got to make another batch of my Chamomile Facial Cleanser…..Mmmmmm…

I also finally set up a Bird Sanctuary that I’ve been dreaming of….pictures to come…

I also finished the day with a solo knitting date, I had the salmon with a glass of wine, thank you very much. Me and Myself then went and had some ice cream too. Being alone has never been such a luxury as it has been in the last year and a half…

I’m shocked by how much more engrossed I could become when I didn’t run to the internet everytime it popped up in my head. It reminded me of when I first quit smoking and I realized what an interuption smoking was to whatever it was I was trying to accomplish.

I’m thinking of making this a weekly ritual…..

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4 Comments

  1. bambiprof said,

    March 16, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Good idea, kiddo. . . I try to do at least one weekend day without it; it's necessary. Lately I've started playing games–now THOSE are addictive. Eeek! Look at all those beautiful, peaceful photos! Whatta great Sunday. Love, Mom

  2. Danielle said,

    March 17, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I need to try this out…..thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Kelly said,

    March 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I so need to do this!

  4. Jennifer said,

    March 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Great idea about taking a screen free day and WOW you were very productive! it's amazing how addicting the internet can be! There are so many inspirational blogs but I could look at them all day instead of actually doing something.


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