On another message board we were talking about this very thing; internet infringing on other activities. I am a reading and information junkie so researching and reading articles can eat up much of my day. Still, I have to purposely manage internet time. While opening email, I remind myself of what needs doing “today”. I know anal but I NEED a life away from the technology. *S*
I suffer from venous edema so it’s a great reminder that I need to “get up and move” every hour of sit down time. I also limit social media subscriptions; only Good Reads, Spark People and Pinterest. My emails are only craft subscriptions because I do TONS of crafting. I love collecting new ideas, designs. All my children are grown so rarely contact me, busy lives and all that (as it should be! *S*). Finally, I enjoy a lot of creative pursuits and having a dirty house intrudes on that process. *LOL* Do I sound like a stereotypical artist, or what? *LOL*
During the summer I have farming, gardening, building maintenance and repair, so morning computer time drops drastically. If I am not too tired I’ll log on before bedtime.
The most definitive condition for spending time on the internet, it has to be a positive experience. If it’s not, I quietly “walk” away. This criterion minimizes much of my online newspaper reading, message board participation, and social media experiences. Reason for this critical standard is I worked for start up companies my entire 30 plus year career; constant positive/negative drama, high stress, short deadlines and a very fast paced lifestyle. Today I’m 50 years old and due to health, had to slow down, lower my stressors, thus minimizing upsets. Confession time: ridding me of the Super Woman persona was HARD TO DO. *LOL*
In my retirement years, its all about having fun and fitting EVERYTHING I never had time to do years ago.
PeaJay50 aka PJ, Pam or Pamela Jenewein
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”