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Need to detox…

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This weekend I was computer free.  I turned off my computer Friday night and did not turn it back on until Monday morning.  I just decided that I spend entirely too much time in cyberspace and not enough in real-life-space with people I can hear, see and touch and doing things that require getting off my butt and the only way to change that is to reevaluate my priorities.

It’s not that I think being connected with people I have met in computer world is not important,  they are important and some have become valued friends, it’s simply that I need to do other things, too.  Somehow the computer has become addictive and I have allowed it to be something I need rather than something to use and enjoy. I guess I need to detox.

I won’t be going cold turkey! I will still write and participate in challenges but only during the week. I will limit time spent computing and turn it off completely on the weekends. This will also limit time visiting and commenting.  Most likely I will visit but commenting may not happen as often or may be just a few words shared. I am sorry but when the timer goes off so does the computer.


Of course, I may change my mind tomorrow or next week.  Or it’s possible that my ditzy self may go over the edge and get the mubblefubbles or start seeing pink elephants wandering around on my balcony. If this happens I will let you know and you can do an intervention or something.

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10 thoughts on “Need to detox…

    1. The hardest part is keeping up with reading other folk’s blogs. But I do think some discipline of time is needed when it comes to the computer. This is the first week of my “detox” so we will see what happens in the coming weeks.

  1. I’ve cut back a bit with our grandsons here for the summer. It’s probably a great idea for all of us to take a break now and then. I hope yours goes very well.

    1. I can write and schedule posts and keep track of time but it’s harder when there are so many other people’s blogs I want to read. It is going to take some time to work out some sort of schedule.

    1. Well, I am not very brave or all that strong when it comes to how I spend my time. I waste a lot of time! I admire you for having comments closed on your blog and not even a like button. I am too self-involved to do that. I want to know who is reading and what they think!

  2. Good for you, Patricia! I believe you made a very good decision. I need to do the same but it seems I always find a reason to use my computer. Thank you for stopping in the Tuesday Chatter Cafe.

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