I’ve been struggling with the volume of screen time I’ve been taking as of late. I have actually caught myself ignoring live beings to read a few news headlines or status updates. It’s so rude, I don’t tolerate it of others and yet this is exactly what I’ve been doing. Not all the time, but I caught myself today in lieu of playing with my kiddos responding to a non-urgent or relevant text. It was just joking around with a friend and I think I should have picked up the phone to chat live vs just fired off an awesomely witty one liner ( i was quite creative if I do say so myself ha ha). I am constantly talking about being present, committing to the people in front of you. There were my kiddos waiting for me…and I was texting.
Ultimate hypocrite, that’s my deserved title.
That said, I am working on it! Tomorrow is Sunday and I’ve promised my kiddos, spouse and self that there will be no cell phones, no emails, no anything electronic. We may have a family wii battle – but that’s about it. We have sunny skies with warm weather in the forecast, there is no reason to be indoors or online.
So why am I so freaked about being offline?
I tell my clients to log off and go play, I’m overdue in consistently taking my own advice.
How much time do you commit to being offline / week?