Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Screen-less

We are attempting to go screen-less one night a week.

No TV.
No Phone.
No Ipad.
No Laptops.

Nada.
It shouldn't be that hard, but it IS.

First of all, I love TV and I love the internet.
Second of all, so many of my to-do's are ON the internet--finish our 2012 Family Yearbook, menu plan from Pinterest, BLOG.

But all of those digital to-do's seem to take-over because they involve the couch, a blanket, and the ability to multi-task. The reality is that lots of the physical to-do's get ignored.

Hence the screen-less nights.

Well, tonight was a screen-less attempt. As you can tell from the fact that I am blogging it wasn't a total success. BUT here is what I will say:

In one short hour, we cleaned out an entire area of our basement and a two-drawer file cabinet and filled one gigantic garbage bag that Nate hauled out to the curb. It felt awesome. I am on a huge 'chuck-it'  kick. Get rid of everything possible. Nate--more of a pack-rat---but we are working on it.

One hour. That was it. So by 8:30 we green-lit the screens. In the future I suppose we could curl up with books, play a board game, or do something else. But tonight, we celebrated our small step to a more productive, less screen-lit world.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You need to add L.A.R.Ping (live action role playing)((I only know of this because of a guy we interviewed for work who was 40, lived in his parents basement, was a part time sub bus driver for Holmen, and was into LARPing...thank God it was a phone interview so we could hit mute...)) but I digress...dress up like Amish with Amish names, that should help set the tone.
Uncle Todd

Becca said...

This is a very commendable goal.
I'm trying "no phone" from Friday night to Saturday night.
It's not easy!

Stephanie Gerster said...

I've found lots of fun ideas on this blog...
http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/
Most of them are messy but they are definitely screen-less!

Anonymous said...

I don't think cleaning stuff out of your house and bringing it back to your childhood bedroom should count!.......just sayin, Love, Mom