Relationship To Technology?

What was your relationship to technology this year? How do you want to change that relationship next year?

My relationship to technology was interesting. My family decided to do something interesting – cut off the cable. We realized that we weren’t really watching it because we were rarely home, but it also was one of our most expensive bills! What happened was wonderful – we started using our time in productive ways. We do have Netflix which we use to watch movies, and we are also big fans of Hulu & OVGuide which we use to watch our favorite TV shows. The thing about our relationship to technology is that we are no longer spending hours in front of the TV. When we do watch TV programs we are very targeted in the time that we spend doing it.

Now the internet for me is an entirely different thing. I wasn’t as addicted to Twitter this year as I was in 2010, but I was addicted to Facebook. So addicted in fact that I get Facebook updates on my phone *blush*. I’m also addicted to surfing the internet (particularly pinterest). Next year I would like to limit my social networking/pinterest/google reading to one hour per day AND THAT’S IT! I’m also going to turn off the automatic update on my cell phone and only use my phone for making phone calls & checking e-mail.

I want to do something a bit “old school” next year, and start using a timer for certain things. I will literally set a timer for the time that I want to spend on a task and stick to it strictly. Technology didn’t rule my life this year as much as it has in the past. I actually enjoy going “off the grid.”

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3 thoughts on “Relationship To Technology?

  1. Go Old School cousin! You will be my inspiration! “Lord knows I need to cut off my cable!” I encourage you …You are an anolog girl in a digital world! LOL!!! Love you!

  2. Hey cuzzo! Thanks for reading & commenting. Technology is SO invasive and can be really hard to ignore. Cutting off cable was such a good decision for the wallet & for the mind/spirit. Now when I watch TV it is limited – I just watch one or two episodes and then I’m done and ready to move on to something more productive. LOVE YOU BACK!

  3. I love the timer idea! I actually started doing that for myself when I took showers because I’ve been accused of taking long showers lol. I timed myself so much that now if I forget to time myself in the shower, my internal clock tells me when I’ve hit my limit and I automatically know to get out the shower.

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