My friend Amanda over at Raising Da Vinci is hosting a 7 day Technology Detox Challenge. For 7 days there will be a guest post written by one of her blogger friends sharing their experiences after taking the challenge. I encourage you to do the challenge. It is so worth it and it will open up your eyes and help you set healthy boundaries when it comes to managing your tech time. It will not only benefit you but also your family.
Here is my guest post that I wrote about my experience when I did the 7 days Technology Detox Challenge.
When Amanda shared that she wanted to set up a 7 Day Technology Detox and have bloggers join her, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I have always wanted to do a technology detox knowing that I needed a change in this area of my life. I’ve tried doing it on my own before but never followed through. What made the difference this time? I had to be accountable to others.
At first, I was not sure if it would be the best time for me to take the challenge. Why? You may ask. Well, apart from the everyday chores of family and home, including homeschooling, I was actually in the middle of trying to set up my blog and launch it the same week that I was doing the detox. Even though I knew I had a lot going on, this was the perfect time to do the technology detox; especially now that I will be adding blogging to my “To Do” list.
Setting Healthy Boundaries for a Technology Detox
Now, this is hard to admit but I realized that I didn’t have healthy boundaries like I thought I did. My problem wasn’t that I was spending too much time on the TV or my phone; it was spending too much time on social media via my computer and iPad. Social media can definitely be a time waster if you don’t watch it!
Facebook is the social media platform that I waste most of my time on. I would log on Facebook to do something in particular and then get distracted with the notifications and the newsfeed. This would cause me to forget why I logged into Facebook in the first place. That, my friends, is the problem!
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Are you ready to take the technology detox challenge?
Jessica is a follower of Christ, wife, and mother of three energetic boys. She writes about homeschooling, frugal living, motherhood, intentional living and everything in between. Her heart is to inspire and encourage others to live an intentional life.