As of last week I am Internet free. I am officially unplugged. I'm not Anti-Technology or anything. I think it can be used as a great tool. Recently I decided to try to go at least 1 year without the internet at home. I did think about this before but did not do it because I was using it alot for calorie counting. Now that I am not calorie counting anymore I thought it would be a good time to try to go without it. I am still using the internet at the Library though. I started to notice too many negatives with it and want to see what my life will be like if I limit the amount of time I spend on the internet. I felt as If I was somewhat addicted to checking email, facebook, looking up random stuff on google, clicking on link after link. Not to mention I am going to save a ton of money.
Pros so far without the internet
- I am getting to bed earlier
- I feel better rested
- I have less headaches
- Much less screen time
- I am reading more books
- I am going to the library more
- I am having a better time focusing
- I am getting a little more things done on my "To Do" list
- Better at planning and prioritizing my screen time
People already think I'm strange and make Amish/ Hippy jokes because of me not having a cell phone, riding my bike/ walking everywhere, and being vegetarian. I don't really care though. I like experimenting and seeing what works for me and what doesn't. I'ts weird how if you change something about your life that everyone else deems as a "social norm" that people can't help but compare themselves to you. People immediately get defensive even though I am not placing any judgment but just living my life in a different way.