Hola! I am being a bit better at blogging this week – I think it is because I have ditched those lists and have been doing more of what I enjoy (although I did forget to call the government about my benefits, which the old me wouldn’t have done).
Anyways – the experiments continue and the day after my day of no lists (which, I have to conclude, was not a success – from now on I have two lists, one of urgent things to do and one of some project that I take on. Just one project mind. I think the stress comes when I try to do too may things at once), I decided to go technology free-ish. I decided that I would check my phone three times during the day – at 10am, 12pm and 3pm as these were Luke’s break times and he always sends me messages – and also for at Skype calls.
Oh, how I failed! Our TV is downstairs in the den so it doesn’t tempt me. I probably spend an hour a day watching it. I think that is reasonable. My laptop is usually downstairs too and so I don’t normally have to worry about that. My cell phone is just always there, tempting me though.
On the day in question, though, my laptop was upstairs and I began editing Iris’ birth video and I just couldn’t stop! It was kinda addictive. So, in actual fact, I have realised that I cannot control myself – technology needs to be out of arms reach. My laptop has gone back downstairs for evening use only and I now think that I need to get one of those apps that turns the phone off after a certain amount of usage. I am also going to make a page in my diary to jot down things that I want to Google – so that I remember the silly questions I always ask, so I can google them when I am allowed to use my phone instead of right then and there.
Q: Any tips for helping an addicted techie??