I decided to interview myself to give you the scoop on my week without tv and limited computer time.
So how did it go?
It went well. I did not watch any tv from Monday to Sunday and was only on the computer for 10 to 15 minutes a day.
How did it change your week?
I was way more productive than I normally am. I made muffins, playdoh and more muffins. I cleaned out some files and organized all our craft supplies. We spent a lot of time outside playing and working in the yard. I read a great book (more on that later) and caught up on my bible reading (I was a little behind). I also got to bed earlier.
What did you miss?
I really missed Dancing With the Stars (and no I can't believe I am admitting that to you). By the end of the week I was getting tired of being so productive and just wanted to zone out in front of the tube. I also missed communicating with a couple of friends/family that I email back and forth with a few times a week.
I did listen to American Idol on the radio. :)
What were you trying to prove by doing this challenge?
Over the past few years it has just become a habit for me to plop down on the sofa after we get Abby to bed. I either watch tv or mess around on the laptop or do both at the same time. I really wanted to take a week and force myself to do other things.
So will you continue this unplugged lifestyle?
No! But I do plan to make some changes. I really enjoy both the tv and the computer but they are huge distractions for me. I found myself less stressed this week and more present with Abby and Adam. I really feel like I was a better wife and mom this week and that is worth missing has-been actors try to become ball room dancers any day.