My MacBook charger was laid to rest two weeks ago so I was left with a dead laptop for a week until my new charger came in the mail. It was then that I
realized how dependent I am on electronics and the convenience of laptops and
computers at home. I ‘ll admit that most of my time was spent on my iPod and
phone to look things up on the internet, tweet and post things on Tumblr
because I was without my dear MACkenzie or a week. It was difficult to send out emails and do some other things, but I did my best to be productive with what I had. I went to the library, I took more
time to read the articles in my magazines and learned something new. I was also inspired to use my boredom as a way to come up with new content!
The point of this spill is we depend heavily on our
electronics to ‘survive’ and be productive when we really don’t need laptops,
cellphones and tablets to get things done all the time. It’s good to turn off your phones and computers and take a break from all things technology and go back to the basics. Work on
a DIY project, read a magazine from beginning to end or paint. Just do something that doesn’t require an electronic device. It’s healthy to stay away
from bright screens and typing all day and it can be therapeutic too! Last
week, I was forced to go without a laptop for a week, but I definitely plan on
going on a ‘technology hiatus’ soon to get in touch with myself, take on a new
hobby and maybe learn something new!
It reminded me a lot of when I was kid versus the kids today. When I was a kid, I spent the majority of my time outside running around, playing in dirt and making clubhouses while kids today sit in front of the TV and computer. It's good for adults to step away from projects and anything work or school related just to take a breather and be productive outside of gazing into a bright screen for 4 or more hours a day. The holiday season is the perfect time to start a new routine!