Starting last week Joe and I decided to have a little "Digital Detox". Turn off the phones, computers, iPad, TV, video game etc. All too often we are caught just sitting on the couch so absorbed in technology that we can go without speaking a few words...talk about horrifying.
Let's face it, if we didn't have technology you wouldn't be reading this right now. There have been more advances in technology than in any other form of improvement. Think about it...I am still in awe of the technology we take for granted on a daily basis. Case and point:
I have not visited my bank in the past year because of online banking. I can manage my accounts online and on each pay day, I rely on the BofA "ap", take a cute little picture of my check and bam...the money is ready to spend...I still have yet to really digest this phenomenon.
Or how about when I'm running, I can listen to free Music from Pandora and then receive a phone call from Joe and switch to the phone call with the swipe of a finger on a touch screen...NUTS.
Do you remember the days without technology...yes reeeeeach way back in that brain of yours. I remember (thankfully) when I was younger we were thrown outside to play until dark and we weren't allowed to come inside unless we were bleeding or puking. Bathroom and meals were acceptable, but you get the picture. We didn't sit inside with all of the video game and electronics and I certainly didn't have a phone until I was 16. Seems crazy right?
Technology has become almost and additional appendage. You may be able to relate, but my phone is on me constantly...even at night right beside the bed. For what reason? I have no idea. I guess in case of emergency? Technology has almost become another member of the family, an inanimate object that takes up far too much of our time. Yes, I see that I'm calling the kettle black but I 100% fess up that I'm addicted to my phone/social media/technology. So much that I decided to take a stand against it.
What do you do to "unplug" from technology?