If you’re like me…you probably spend most of your time staring at some type of electronic device from the time you wake up…till the time you go to sleep.
Starting at 8am when my alarm goes off, the first thing I do is grab my iPhone and check my Twitter, Facebook, Texts, Emails and Missed Calls…in that EXACT order. Than I spend time going thru my timeline seeing what antics #NT conjured up while I was sleep(recently I haven’t been sleeping…so it’s just a review). Then I check to see if Nate(my ex who’s a Marine) has sent me anything on Facebook. Respond to whatever ridiculous and foul nature note he has sent me than I make my way to my emails.
There I see if there are any music reviews or team updates from @BrainOfBMW, job responses and if there are any good deals for shopping online.
After that I check my texts and missed calls. By this time 2 hours have probably gone by(one of the many joys of being unemployed, no time rush). Oh and did I mention because I have the best phone in the WORLD, my iPhone…I haven’t even picked up my laptop…yet!
Crazy…yes! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking anyone! But I do think it’s a little much. I have found that since I bought my iPhone a little over a month ago, I have had a problem sitting it down. If you see me, my iPhone is sure to be in my hand, pocket or not even a few inches away from me! I’m addicted to it!
And nothing is wrong with that! I mean I have met really cool people, potential love interest, and even got my writing gig all from spending hours on the interwebs! But then there’s the downside, you find out people aren’t who they say they are, things aren’t really what they seem…and really…do you need to read another post about that new thing that just came out, that everyone is telling you you must have, but you can’t afford cause you’re unemployed…OH DID YOU FORGET?
So yeah, like I was saying because I can see I’m about to go on a tangent. I’ve decided to block out an hour…each day in which I don’t get on my phone or laptop. I hoped to start my summer reading this week…so this will be a great time to start. Also this will be a nice vacation for my eyes…cause I’m pretty sure the constant glow of my iPhone/laptop aren’t the best thing for them.
So tell me what you think or even your “unplug” story. How did it work out for you? What were some of the things you did to occupy you’re time while unplugged? All advice is welcomed!