It's 6:00am, the alarm goes off. It's too cold to get straight out of bed, so you decide to check Facebook and Twitter while your sleepy eyes awaken. Next, your either transporting to work or at morning tea time, getting your coffee, with one eye scanning your newsfeed, once again <- This is repeated throughout the day. Then its home time, after a mad rush of cooking dinner, cleaning up and maybe some exercise, its finally time to relax, oh wait - there it is again, checking your newsfeed. You look across, your other half is doing the same, barely saying a word to each other for the night.
Sadly this is how consuming social media and apps can be on our 'smart phones'. I can't actually picture my life without my phone, it does bring so many conveniences, but like anything there need to be boundaries.
In came the new rule, The 8:00pm Rule.
Simple really, after 8:00pm, no phones, computers or social media hosting device. Just me and my husband. Getting back to snuggling on the couch for mid-week movie night, heading out for dessert, doing a body balance class at the gym.
So far, this rule has been great, it has forced me to create new habbits, for example, I now wake earlier to blog in the mornings - which is when my mind is refreshed and recharged (meaning less time staring at the screen).
Do you feel your life is being dominated by technology? Have you taken action to win your life over and get back to good old fashioned communication with real humans??
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