It was much easier to take time away from my computer than I thought it would be. Of course, I had to turn it on to work on our tax return (which I’m almost done with. YAY!) but most of the time it remained off.
The first day, it was a little bit weird to walk through the kitchen and not hear it humming away in the corner. By the weekend, I was accustomed to having it turned off, and I found that I didn’t really miss it. Not that I didn’t miss you.
A college friend of mine had a theory that electronic equipment saps people of energy. We worked together as temps at a college testing company, and we sat in front of computers all day, with phone headsets strapped to our heads. Dana claimed that all of the buzzing equipment messed with our bodies, and after my little break from the computer, I think that she might have been on to something.
I did feel more energized, and I got a lot more done, because I didn’t have the constant lure of the internet, tempting me away from my work. Here are just a few things I did:
-Helped Bee finish her Sew-a-Bear project, which she’s been asking for help with for the last 2 weeks.
-Cleaned all of the papers and other junk off my refrigerator…which then progressed to cleaning out the cupboards above and next to it, as well as the junk drawer.
-Completed nearly all of our tax return in TurboTax. All I have left is the personal deductible expenses.
-Played games and read books with the Cakester.
-Helped my husband with some repairs on his work computer.
-Finished planning our garden, and bought fertilizer and other supplies.
-Caught up on all the filing.
-Dusted the whole house, including picture frames and baseboards.
-Baked a double batch of scratch brownies for kindergarten snack.
-Cleaned out our dresser drawers. I threw out a grocery sack full of socks with holes in them. Why oh why do we keep stuff like that? I just don’t understand it.
Whew! Apparently I should take a break from the computer more often.
Today, I’m going to tackle my laundry room. My pantry shelves need to be washed and organized, and it’s almost time to bring up the Easter tree and Resurrection eggs.
What are you going to tackle today?