Day 1 – Technology Challenge

technology at rest

Please do not knock or ring doorbell.  Laptop is in sleep mode.

I’m going to hold a self-imposed technology challenge.  Please post comments with your feedback or tag me if you decide to take up the challenge as well.  I will tag your site here if you do.

For one week, I’m going to block out two prime time hours each evening when I will not allow myself to access any of my tech equipment.  These have to be hours when I would normally be found (at some point in that time span) using my cell phone / tablet / laptop / other laptop.  No texting or calling.  No googling or blogging.  No emailing or working.  Only being.  Being present with myself, my family, my pets, my friends – whatever.  Just NOT being with technology.

So many of us have become too connected and too accessible.  We forget to enjoy actual life instead of getting lost in a virtual world of hyperconnectivity and overstimulation.

I want to do something crazy like going out to dinner with my family while my phone stays at home and pines away longingly for my return.  We already have a firm no tech at the table rule, but even then, the cell is always comfortably and safely in reach…just in case.  In case of what?  What is it that I have to find right then on Google, Amazon, or IMDB that can’t wait a couple of hours?

It sounds so simple, but I know how I am.  For me, this will be more difficult than I would like to admit.  Maybe I’m alone in this sentiment, but based on what I see on the roads, in restaurants, and almost everywhere else I look, I don’t believe that I am.

Tech withdrawal updates to follow.

***MoJo***

Shalini is joining the game, too!  Check out her amazing blog at the link below.  She’s fabulous!!

https://bookreviewsbyshalini.wordpress.com
https://techalerter.wordpress.com

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Writer Lori
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:43:27

    I hope you start a national movement!! 🙂

    Reply

  2. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 12:43:41

    Wishing you a very best of luck for ur new new life and new joirbey

    Reply

  3. shalini
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 12:57:34

    Is reading a novel on kindle allowed?? Or seeing television with family?? I used to do that, while reading a novel shut off every gadget n just read… Thank u I am going to go back to no touching any gadget luckily I just have fone n kindle no tablet no laptop definitely no other laptop hahaha… I don’t mind playing a board game but I get weird looks when I suggest that.. Hmmm thank Jo I havta start playing games with family…

    Reply

    • MoJo
      Jun 27, 2017 @ 13:01:27

      It seems as though the kindle would be equivalent to a book as long as that’s the only feature being used. I contemplated the tv thing as well, but again I figured that it would be permissible as long as I was doing just that and not surfing the web or doing one of the other ten thousand things I incessantly do on the other more recent tech kind of additions. What’s your thought on it?

      Reply

      • shalini
        Jun 27, 2017 @ 13:03:57

        Kindle with wifi switched is generally read that way by me. I was thinking one hour with myself and my reading and one hour with family either with television or just talking. Sometimes we do talk during advertisements… Thank you Jo for this I think i have been in virtual world more than in real.. From Today done 2 hours no virtual world

      • MoJo
        Jun 27, 2017 @ 13:05:31

        🤗🤗🤗

      • shalini
        Jun 27, 2017 @ 13:06:16

        Yp a big virtual hug to u too

  4. shalini
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 12:58:37

    I am with u jo.. I also will do that…

    Reply

  5. techflax
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 11:05:04

    Good thinking, i am not sure i can do that but i will try for sure.

    Reply

  6. Techalerter
    Jul 22, 2017 @ 07:18:03

    I am doing this challenge. Can you tag me and my website? I am a new bloger, Plese visit my website to read my content

    Reply

  7. Techalerter
    Jul 22, 2017 @ 07:26:05

    I will do the challenge . Can you tag me and my new website. I am a new blogger.

    Reply

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