Digital Cleanse

After the mental stress of sending off the tax check I sat down to the laptop and mindlessly surfed the internet for an hour.

Right then I declared it is time for me to cleanse and purge.

As I consumed large quantities of posts, tweets, videos and images, the eyes strained, my back hurt and I wondered where the time went as I shuffled off to bed.

Yes, it was downtime but I kicked myself for not making the most of it. They say that “the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” but this was not enjoyable. 

Over the past few years, we’ve been purging our material stuff and relied on essentials only. We are surviving without them. So it is also time for a quick cleanse to my digital consumption.

I don’t need to keep up with the latest news and trends. I am really not missing out. I don’t need to know that yet another company has shunned Android users with a great new app. Who cares? I used to. 

I will not be reading blog feeds, G+ posts, tweets or mindlessly surfing for a minimum of a week. Emails will be addressed from the laptop only, not the phone.

If I get a text, I will not respond immediately. You may get a voice response instead(!)

The laptop will be used only as a medium for tasks such as emails, bill paying, blogging, etc.

The tablet will do the same and for book reading only.

I’ll add more posts later with the thought processes and experiences.