I’m constantly struggling with technology and how I feel it’s taking over our lives. A few things have helped me out, so maybe they’ll help someone else out too.
1) having Dave type in a code and put time limits on my phone for certain apps. He only knows the code so I can’t change it myself. I have an hour long daily limit for Facebook/instagram/Bloglovin/twitter/and the internet. So after an hour of using anything on my phone they all go off. I love this…it’s been months since we implemented this and it’s a game changer for me.
2) taking all notifications off my phone except for it to ring if I get a call. Another game changer….before I had most notifications off, but still was notified if I got a text or Facebook message. Now I can check my texts at my convenience instead of the texts ruling my life and interrupting things. I love getting texts! But I realized I couldn’t concentrate on a task or focus on anything for too long without getting the ping and breaking my concentration.
I’m real thankful for new technology. Thankful I can text my Mom all the way in Canada and have unlimited calling. I’m thankful I can FaceTime my family. I’m thankful I can blog from my phone easily. But I’ve also had feelings of guilt from overuse and imbalance as well.
In other news! I found these links saved as a draft here from my other blog…not sure why they were saved but kinda random and interesting! Especially the one about my talented Dad! :))) ❤️💙💚🧡
Have a happy Monday! Go hug a dog! 🙂