30 January 2010

Saturday Challenge #35

My computer and I are very close. Probably too close, in fact. I spend far more time than I should tapping its keys and staring at its screen, searching through websites and uploading photos and checking emails. The time I spend - waste - glued to this little chunk of wires, lights, and buttons is ridiculous! Last week, I took a day to rest my eyes and my mind and my fingers, and I turned the computer off. It took some strength, but the calmness and clarity of mind I felt as the day wore on was amazing.

This week, I challenge you to unplug, even if just for one day. Turn off the television, turn off the computer, and turn off your mobile phone (if you can). Instead, go outside, paint, write a letter, spend time with family, play a board game, read a book, or cook a meal - rediscover the world around you without distraction!

Every week, Ingrid posts a new Saturday Challenge. View past challenges here, or upload a photo to the Flickr group; if you have an idea for a challenge send an email to mypeacetree2 (at) gmail (dot) com!


Brandi said...

Excellent challenge. And it is a real challenge for many people (myself included). I particularly find it hard to unplug when so much of the reading and other work I have to do is on the computer. But soon. Soon I will take a whole day and not even turn my mac on.

Erica said...

I'm not sure how I feel about this challenge!

Lianne said...

And another thing that's on my list! I try to unplug once a week. It makes me realize how much time I spend on useless things on the internet and television.

But the downside is I really miss reading lovely blogs and writing on my own blog on these days!


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