This past weekend was fantastic; I rented a car loaded it up with the hubby, a couple of our friends, and a bunch of games and we made our way to a friend’s cottage in New Brunswick. Not just somewhere like Shediac, or Cape-Pele, but a go-off-the-highway-and-drive-for-20-minutes-on-back-roads-to-get-to-the-water kind of cottage.
It was an adventure.
|Sunday morning while everyone was still sleeping 🙂 copyright: Nemo Nimesh Saha 2013|
But it got me thinking.
Thinking about how dependent we have become on our electronics, how many hours are wasted just staring at a screen. Even as I write this, I have my phone sitting at my feet, several internet tabs open and Netflix streaming on the Xbox.
How often do we truly go electronic free? How often do you have a conversation where your phone doesn’t make an appearance?
Now don’t get me wrong once I got home I was so happy to have my phone back. I couldn’t wait to hear the sound of notifications go off and see the conversations on twitter of people I will never meet in real life.
But I truly believe that there are benefits to go “off the grid”. I am going to do my best to actually make it a priority, and I’d like to challenge you to try too.
Maybe it is just for a night every week that you devote to board games with family or friends, or maybe it is for a whole weekend… or more! Enjoy the company of those around you. Take interest in your loved ones. Time goes by so quickly so don’t let something like technology take up all those precious moments.