Last weekend Justin and I went to Columbus. In the past we have gone away for our anniversary and this year we decided to get away but stay closer to home. We had a really great time ... I will blog about that another time.
With all the family drama I have going on right now, I decided to completely unplug and turn both my phones OFF for the entire weekend. This was a decision that took me way outside my comfort zone. We use technology in every aspect of our lives and most of it is done on our phones. I caught myself reached for my phone multiple times for basic everyday reasons: directions, taking pictures, looking up WW points, even to pay for coffee at Starbucks!
As difficult as I found it to be at times, I made it through the weekend. It got easier as the weekend progressed. At one point I found myself just sitting in the car in silence - a short moment of meditation. Unplugging is something I think we all need to do once and a while. We don't take enough time to just breath or take in what's around us.
This was a very positive experience for me, so I have decided I am going to unplug once a month. I have set a bigger challenge to make Elijah do the same. This will be a much BIGGER & HARDER challenge given his nose is in his phone constantly. I don't want Cloe & Blake to grow up with their faces in a computer or a phone all the time. By the time they are 16, they won't do anything that isn't electronic.
Technology is so important to our everyday life, but every once and a while it's nice to UNPLUG & JUST BE!!
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