I took a brief break from technology this weekend. When I say brief, I mean like waiting 3 hours between checking email, voicemail and facebook updates. To my credit though, I didn't watch any TV. I had my kindle for goodness sake!
This weekend Ray has been away on a men's retreat. I have a rule about this. Unless there has been a serious accident or complete emergency, I refuse to text him. See right there I was already ahead of the game. I firmly believe retreat should be just as it sounds, retreat from the everyday. I figure most of life stuff can wait until he returns. He will hear about it soon enough, like how I adopted a senior citizen dog named Gil along with 3 stray kittens while at the same time investing in a chicken tractor complete with the chicks from the farmers market. I blame it on urban homesteading.
Welcome Home, Ray.
I digress, but why I tried taking a break was this. I think I'm suffering from digital overload. I have this tendency happening a lot. I find myself trying to have a conversation when all of sudden my mind goes blank and I can't remember the rest of the sentence or issue I was discussing. And don't even get me started when I'm trying to have a conversation while texting at the same time. Total shutdown! If you know me, you have seen it happen. My body language reveals I have entered the netherworld.
Yes, I know as a mother this can be a common ailment. My mind is always racing ahead to the next load of laundry and wondering if I forgot to pick my kids up again.
This is different though. In addition to the every day, my digital mind is always going from a text to an email, to facebook status checks to the next email I need to answer to the next phone call I'm either taking or making. My brain can't keep up and I'm not sure it was meant to!
So, I may try and see if decreasing a bit helps any.
Ray says an IPhone would make all these troubles go away. Hmmmm....