Monday, 17 June 2013

I Unplugged My Laptop

I had to. I spend too much time on it and it's boring me to death.

Here is my day in a nutshell:

xkcd.com/597

Sometime between 8:30 and 9:30- groggily wake up, proceed to kitchen and grab coffee, plunk self down in arm chair. Fire up laptop.
9ish til 11ish- check Facebook, check email, read webcomics (XKCD, SMBC, Questionable Content, Dumbing of Age, Shortpacked), wander back to Facebook, go on Reddit, read about five pages of it, probably wander back to Facebook...
11:00- realize I haven't eaten breakfast yet.
11:15- ponder about whether or not it's worth having breakfast at this point. Results of pondering may vary.
11:30- realize I'm bored as hell. Continue to Facebook.
Sometime between 12:00 and 1:00- have lunch.
After lunch- back on the laptop doing nothing important. Might be skyping Ben, might be rewatching Walk Off the Earth videos, Reddit-ing, or Facebook-ing.
2:00- get my work clothes on.
2:30- leave for work.
3:00- work until eleven.
11:00- sign out, drive home.
Between 11:15 and 11:30 (usually)- bed.

I had a realization. I am doing NOTHING with my life and I'm bored and that needs to stop. I need to start doing things that don't involve staring at my laptop. Besides, anything important like email can be done from my phone, and I've found I'm less likely to be very long on the internet if I'm using the mobile browser.

No more of this brain rot! I am going to get out more! Recently I've gone for coffee with a coworker, spent time with Mum and her friends in the barn, and drove out to see my friend Jenna from university, and I enjoyed that a bajillion times more than Facebook or Reddit.

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day outside and finished my latch hook kit while I was out there. I've had this kit since probably 2006, so to finally have finished it makes me feel accomplished. Haven't felt that for a while.


I've been cleaning my room too, because god knows that needs to be done. It's even on my summer bucket list. There's still a lot to do, but I'm definitely making progress!

Today Erica and I are going out for breakfast and then going to the park for the morning. I can't wait!

I'm also curious as to how long I can keep this no laptop thing up...

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