Monday, January 2, 2012

Wondertivity Experiment: Disconnect

It may seem ironic, maybe even hypocritical as a blogger, but I really want to get off the computer. I spend far too much time banging away on these keys and checking facebook. I claim it's for "work", but I  know it's not the only reason. Yes, social networking is an important part of promoting the writing and artwork I do, but how much is really necessary? This week's Wondertivity Experiment is part project and part new year's resolution - I want to be better about disconnecting. I know that this won't necessarily be a "successful" WE, but it's the start of a life long lifestyle choice.

I can't totally disconnect, but I can minimize it. So this week, I'm limiting my facebook usage to 3 hours TOTAL. Email checking only happens when I'm working in the morning and once in the afternoon or evening. Pinning is also minimized to 1 hour total this week. I'll report on Friday to see how well I've suceeded. So far, I've been on facebook for a half hour today. Guess I've got my work cut out for me.