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Being Free In A World Of Electronics

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So, we all know how much time we spent on our daily fix of electronic devices. We know how much we need our electronic devices and how much of an influence they are on our modern world.

Cell phones bring you closer to the people far from you, but takes you away from the ones sitting next to you”

I’m sitting here writing this on my laptop. I wrote the title and also uploaded some pictures from my fancy Samsung smartphone. You’re probably reading this blog post on your phone, laptop, or maybe your tablet – even the small things, we now do on our electronic devices, and we’re not even thinking about it.

Work & “Free” Time Too

Being office ninjas, we tend to spend 8-10 hours every day working on our laptops or being on our phones. Constantly looking on the screen without taking breaks. Getting them “screen eyes” going big time.

Then, whenever we’re done working, we check out social media, todays news, or whatever – on our phones – on our way home from work.

Whenever we get home, we spent our free time relaxing. When we relax, we tend to turn on the laptop to read, check up on things, or relax in front of the TV screen with our favorite Netflix show running for a couple of hours.

Then, we eat – most likely in front of our TV. Then, we shower and maybe head straight to bed, or maybe you’ve got time for one last episode before bedtime. After another two episode (we all know we never just watch one) then you can go to bed, from where you check your phone for the last time before closing your eyes.

Imagine …

Being your eyes. Being in front of a screen, working constantly on focusing on a what’s going on on the screen for (worst case scenario) 12+ hours per day – maybe more.

I can’t say that I’m better than anyone else because I also spent my fair share of hours in front of a screen – on all kinds of jobs/tasks. I just put this post together to remind myself of how much time I spent on this. It’s shocking, really, and I’m looking to make a big change in my life = I gave myself a challenge.

Rest, Rest, Rest – Challenge …

I gave myself a challenge. I’ve been reading about how you can get less “addicted” your phone/computer etc.

A challenge was to leave your phone alone 2 hours before bedtime. Some even bought a box with a timed lock on to make sure the phone is locked away for a certain amount of time.

I want to give myself another challenge as two hours before bedtime is “crazy” (to begin with) and I’m not going to lock away my phone.

So what am I going to do instead?

  • Put away my phone 1 hour before bedtime.
  • Turning off TV and laptop 1 hour before bedtime.
  • Start reading instead or go for a walk to clear your head.

“Life was so much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits”

Wrap Up

Hopefully, this will help me to get less addicted to my phone. Also, I want to learn to be able to find entertainment besides my phone, tv, and laptop.

So what’s your opinion on this? Have you ever challenged yourself like this? Any pointers or tips for me and others to implement into our daily life?

Let me know below!

 

Thank you guys for reading. Take care,

Junior out.

 

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My name is Rasmus, I'm a Danish guy who wants to share every thought, dream and struggle about my life.

Via trips abroad as an expat to London, Lisbon and must recently Dublin I've gained some experiences that I would like to share.

I play the guitar, sing, love to travel, spent time with my friends and family and I'm a big Manchester United fan.

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  1. Lovely post! I’ve also been working towards freeing myself from electronics. Your suggestions for putting the phone away 1 hour before bed and doing more reading and walking are wonderful. I remember when I was a kid and all I had available was to read before bedtime. Ah, what a simpler time!

    I will have to try implementing some of these ideas into my routine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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    • Thank you, M!

      Unfortunately, everything is easier with electronics, but it’s taking over! I’m sure it was a simpler time back then – and that’s what I want! Hopefully these ideas will help us get back to simpler times 🙂

      Glad I could help – and thank you so much for dropping by!

      Take care,
      Junior.

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