A Beginner’s Fast

Starting now, I’m taking a 24-hour technology fast.  No t.v. or internet until Monday morning.

If you really need me, call me on the phone.  It’s that funny little thing with numbers on it, and when you put it to your ear, you can hear your loved ones’ voices.  🙂 

After three snow days and a weekend, I feel like I’ve binged on the bright, enchanting screen.  T.V. and internet are like junk food sometimes.  They don’t make me feel good, too much makes me feel decidedly bad, but I just can’t stop once I’ve had a taste.  So I’m taking a break.  Just a quick one.  At some point I think I need a longer break.  Especially with the t.v.  I think I need a week without t.v. sometime soon.  But at this moment, a day might be all I can take.  You can do anything for 24 hours. 

So I’m going to enjoy the silence.  Or listen to some music.  But I won’t be checking my email, facebook, or blog.  I won’t be reading other peoples’ blogs.  I won’t be watching t.v., t.v. on DVD, or movies. 

24 hours.

I’ll let you know how it goes.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. megan989
    Jan 10, 2010 @ 10:37:27

    Go Dawn! A wonderful idea, and good luck, let me know how it goes 🙂


  2. Becky
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 22:47:48

    How did it go?

    You should give up TV for Lent, or limit yourself to newscasts only or something

    Blake gave it up last year (we wanted to watch WAY less once Isaac was born), and we barely watch TV now.

    We do watch part of Sesame Street in the morning, and about 2 house hunters shows on HGTV at night, then we go to bed. Between our family of 3, we watch, on average, less than 2 hours total of television! Of course, when football games are on, that doesn’t count as TV, right? 😉


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