I have an amazing job, but along with it comes the fact that it’s pretty difficult to stay away from technology. Every day, we’re blogging, tweeting, instagramming, facebooking – the list goes on and on. I get so in the habit of doing these things that even on weekends and during time off I’ll find myself on some social media site, be it Instagram or Tumblr, or my newest obsession, Pinterest. On top of that, there’s the cell phone reliance – what in the world did we do back when we didn’t have them? Luckily for me, I don’t have a television at home, but I spend a lot of time at my boyfriend’s place and he has one. The point I’m trying to make is that technology surrounds us these days, everywhere we go. But it doesn’t have to. I have recently decided that I want to designate one day of each week a “technology-free” day. OK, I think that might be a bit of a stretch. Maybe once a month? That means no cell phone, no laptop, no NOTHING. Last time I did this, I couldn’t believe how freeing it was just to not have the cell phone. If I could have my way, I’d get rid of it all together and go back to a land-line. Today, try to get through the entire day without any technology. Instead, spend time outdoors, write someone a letter, gather some crafting supplies and make something special, hang out with friends (make prearranged plans to meet somewhere so you don’t need a phone!). If you do, let me know how it goes!
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