MEdia Break

Yes I meant “me” and media. I took a little me time and went to see my parents in Land Between the Lakes. Our daughter was currently there finishing up her senior year, which will be an entire other post. I was able to relax a little and not worry about too much computer time since they have very, extremely very, limited internet capabilities. While I was a little anxious at first being off my normal routine, it was nice not having a computer stuck to me most of the morning. I actually sat back and noticed how everyone else was glued to their phones, lol.

My mornings were drinking coffee and looking out the window to see what critter might be enjoying the morning with me. At first I wanted to watch tv since I had missed the morning news so much (we do not have cable at home, but they have satellite), but towards the middle of my stay I was noticing even turning on the tv was taking away from enjoying the now moment of the morning.

Our daughter was hooked to playstation and meeting friends online (before you call dss she is older and we were monitoring it). Getting her out of the wifi cycle we could see such a difference in her attitude, her grades got better, she had more interaction with us and just more positive attributes. She was even able to come off her depression medicine and made friends that she hung out with.

We all need to stop and unplug for awhile. Technology has taken over on our down time and has made it more of a reboot and update time. Down time means unplug people. If you are having a hard time doing this then go somewhere to where you have no wifi or access to internet and see how much you enjoy it. I am definitely going to watch my time on the devices now that I am back home.

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