Tech Timeout ~
Between the laptop, the smart phone, the TV and the smart speaker, it seems that we always have some sort of tech device running in our household. My husband loves messing with the smart speaker that we have in the living room and listening to his music collection. It’s very rare that I ever see my daughter without her phone or her ipod in her hand. And, well, my smart phone and my laptop may as well be extensions of my self. So, we tried something novel this weekend. We took a Tech Timeout.
What Exactly Is A Tech Timeout?
We took a challenge to put down everything electronic and just try to find things to do as a family for just one hour a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You know, like the cavemen did it back in the day. I admit, it sounded pretty easy peasy to me. But I soon realized it wasn’t quite as easy as I thought it would be.
Hi, my name is Dawn and I am addicted to my laptop and smartphone.
I admit, I really had a hard time staying off the phone. Every time that flirty email *bing* sounded promising the possibility of a great offer or other such blogger business, I really had a hard time letting it go. What would I be missing? And what about my blog? What internet catastrophe could be happening that I needed to get to work on STAT?
But I stayed off the phone. And you know what? It was fun. As a matter of fact, I read. *GASP* My most favorite past time in my entire life finally got the love that it had been lacking the past couple of years since I started blogging.
And we talked. With no “Friends” or “Golden Girls” reruns in the background, we shared our stories about our days with each other. Admittedly, we watched the clock the first day and a little on the 2nd, but on the 3rd we went well past the hour and didn’t even realize it. And then we just kept on talking.
Take the Tech Timeout Pledge With Your Family
If you want something fun to do with the family this weekend, do nothing. Trust me, you will love it.