I spend. . . a lot of time at the computer.
Between my own blog, writing for both Disney Baby and Spoonful, contributing at Modern Parents, Messy Kids, and GoodLife Eats, plus my general love of Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and aimless surfing of the web (and an iPhone and iPad to make sure I'm never too far away from my beloved internet connection), I could easily spend my entire life online.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, Naomi posted over at Rockstar Diaries about how they'd started unplugging on Sundays.
The next Saturday evening, just as we were getting ready to go to bed, I mentioned the idea to Bart and told him I was going to try it out and see what I thought.
The long and short of it is that I LOVED it.
I do check my email a couple of times during the day (but I really do mean a couple - not every five minutes), just in case something important comes in. I still use my phone or iPad to pull up a recipe if I'm cooking something from a blog. I'll respond to text messages.
But I don't look at Pinterest. I don't check Instagram. I don't read any blogs or browse websites. I don't turn on the computer.
When we get home from church, I spend some time cooking or playing with the girls. While they nap, Bart and I can spend time together without either of us having our phones in hand.
In the evenings, we have people over for dinner or play games or read. We plan for the week ahead and go to bed at a reasonable time because we haven't suddenly wasted two hours on the computer.
And when Monday morning rolls around, I feel like I had a real weekend and that I'm ready to start the week again freshly.
Has anyone else tried this? I pretty much think it's the best thing ever.