Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Screen Free Observations

During the week of April 30- May 6, I took the Screen-Free Week Challenge put out by the Committee For a Commercial Free Childhood. It was a very worthwhile endeavour and I do intend to write more about it.  For now, here are a few of the things that struck me and of which I will elaborate on in the coming weeks.

15 Screen-Free Week Observations
  1. I need to do more to prepare for it next year.
  2. I wanted to use this week as an experiment for myself in self control.
  3. I was surprised that my husband joined in. I thought he would resist more.
  4. It amazed me how many people told me they cannot live without t.v., even for one week.
  5. I did however talk to more people who thought it was a great idea.
  6. I spent more time talking with my daughter.
  7. I danced with my daughter.
  8. I helped her plan an "Art Party" for her friends at the culmination of Scree-Free Week. And it was a total blast!! More about that later.
  9. I read The Hunger Games and started reading Catching Fire
  10. I practiced more yoga.
  11. I listened to more music.
  12. I did not however, practice my music... Big Hmmmm.
  13. I didn't really miss facebook except for my morning chats with my cousin and nearly daily communication with a couple other friends.
  14. I realised that I definitely wish to spend less time "online" on a regular basis.
  15. I notice that this is easier said than done so I need a plan!

"Matsu"  or Pine Tree Cut Watermelon, prepared by my daughter for her Art Party

Supplies ready for Plasticine art at the Art Party

Any thoughts on being "less plugged-in"?
Please share!


big red said...

wonderful post! I was on a "forced" screen free week...Meg and I were in Costa Rica on a mom-daughter conections trip to surf camp. I did not miss being "disconnected", in fact it was glorious. Yes, I was on a holiday too...but I can see how I would have more time, less static in my head (being unplugged leaves you feeling less multi-tasked-to death!!) and I realized how much I miss the natural world...and quiet. The quiet, that was the best!! Cant wait to hear the rest of your thoughts...

karmacoy said...

Thanks big red! Yes, going on holiday is a good way to get unplugged! I could really use one come to think of it. So nice that you and Meg had a nice vacation together. Was so nice to see you both on the weekend. Thank also for dropping by my blog. More thoughts to follow...

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Yay! Another list lover! :D
As karmacoy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.