I have a funny story. Well it was not so funny at the time, it was actually very frustrating. I somehow happened to get a horrible virus on my computer this week. Not sure where it came from, however I new the instant that I got it that it was a bad one. When you see a HUGE waring sign on your screen and you can’t get it off no matter what you do…it’s bad. It attached itself and caused havoc!! That is why you have not seen any posts,tweets or comments from me in the last couple of days. I was on a forced detox from my computer for a couple of days and it got me thinking. Don’t worry everything is cleared up and we are up and running again. The computer did have to go in for a repair for a couple of days.
However the interesting thing about this is that, yes it was very frustrating, but I think this event served a purpose. After the initial frustration had eased and I realized that my husband or I could not fix it, we just dealt with no computer. Has this ever happened to you? At first I missed it a lot. Then I really and truly realized how much time I spend on it and how connected I am to the people on it. When it was gone I somehow had a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong. I love using the computer and blogging. However this new found time that I had was very useful. I got to read some interesting articles that I had around the house, I got to study a little and I got to create a lot more things in the kitchen.
So what have I learned? I have learned that yes we detox our body from toxins, but do we detox ourselves from technology enough? Do we allow ourselves to turn away from the “on button” and just relax and be? I think I am going to try to incorporate more of this down time each day. It is actually ironic that the article I was reading last night included a little bit of information on detoxing from our homes and part of it was about our computers, TVs and gadgets and the EM fields in our homes and what we can do to help reduce their effects in our life.
What about you, have you or will you be detoxing from any of your gadgets? Do you have a set amount of time that you use your computer? It would be really interesting to share and see how much time we use technology and what it feels like to disconnect for a while. I would love to hear what your opinions are?
This week try setting a computer free zone. Or a no gadget zone for a couple of hours and see how you feel?