As with any addiction, the addict knows they have a problem looong before they admit it. I am coming on a month of staying at home and I have noticed one disturbing fact about myself. (Okay there are a few- but we are going to focus on this main one first)
I spend too much time with media. Social media, t.v., movies…
Passive entertainment is taking up too many hours in my day. So I am going to have to cut back. What is an appropriate amount? I mean, I really like t.v. it’s my thing. But I’m sure reading could be my thing if I wasn’t wasting so much time on Facebook and Netflix. I have decided that I am going to do something about it. I don’t want to go media free since I want to keep up with my favorite bloggers and honestly, now that I stay at home, that is my only connection to other adults during the day. So back to it, 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening? That really should be enough to check in and still feel connected to the world. I am going to cut out watching t.v. by myself. I have so many books waiting to be read, that I need to just read them already. I even lied in a conference room with about 300 people in Texas to get one of the books. #TrueStory
I think I have a plan.
Phone needs to be on a different table than the one I am homeschooling at.
Phone on top of the t.v. cabinet during family time and family movie time.
No watching t.v. or recreational computer time when I am alone. I will read, knit or take care of another project.
Now. How ling should this last? I wonder if I really need to do this for 21 days to break my crazy recreational t.v. / media habit.
I hope not!
This post is part of Love, Jaime’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. She is fabulous and I think you should go visit her blog.