Day 1: 5/29/12
There were still distractions throughout my day. While I was on the internet (google docs) for social studies homework, I knew with the simple click of the mouse, I could easily access my email. Thankfully, I resisted the temptations.
Another motivating temptation was the fact that I was constantly witnessing my family members on technology. Yet, this was still manageable,for me.
I have successfully made it through day one. My experience with tech turn-off has been fine so far.
Day 2: 5/30/12
It still feels strange though knowing that I can’t freely access the internet if my heart truly desired so. All in all tech turn-off week continues to be an interesting experience filled with joy and temptation.
Day 3: 5/31/12
My experience doing the tech turn-off seems to be getting easier each day. The more I adapt to resisting technology, the simpler it gets to follow the turn-off. I just know mindlessly to not use electronics, while on the first day where I would constantly forget to avoid technology.
The distractions were less today because I didn’t want see my family members on their devices as much as before. Also, when I arrived at my house, both of my iMacs were turned off; I didn’t want to have to turn them on for usage. My biggest temptation though was when I sat down at my desk and saw my fully-charged ipad right before my eyes. I was able to resist the temptation.
Tech turn-off week continues to make a bigger impact on me and keeps me efficient in all my work. It also gives me an opportunity to focus on different things and explore new topics. At the end of day three I am satisfied.
Day 4: 6/1/12
It was hard to resist the many temptations of electronics. The hardest part was knowing that game 3 of the Celtics vs. Heat series was well underway.
This did give me an opportunity to practice hebrew for my Bar Mitzvah and catch up on my sleeping. This day, so far has probably been the most challenging because it is a weekend night. I still look at this experience in a positive light.
I did slip up for only for only 5 minutes to watch part of the basketball game. I could no resist the temptations of checking the score of the game. Aside from my ipad and the basketball game, there weren’t many other distractions that i had to avoid. I feel that I am benefiting from tech turn-off week and I am motivated to do other things in my time.
Day 5 & 6: 6/3/12
After my challenges on Friday, I tried to get into the mindset of not using technology for the entire weekend. I am happy to say that basically all of my technology use this weekend was for educational and school purposes. I had so many other things to do, that there really wasn’t a chance for me to use electronics. Part of the time I was outdoors enjoying the weather.
The only time I used technology between Saturday and Sunday was when I drove up to my Grandma’s house and I watched a movie in the car. I don’t count it as slipping up though, because watching movies keep me from obtaining a upset stomach. Beside that, I did not use any electronics devices for unnecessary reasons.
As the school year winds down, I always tend to become more and more busy. Efficiency is key and critical in these last few weeks of school. Turning off tech has really helped me be more efficient and on top of things this week. From homework to studying hebrew, my time has been much more wisely spent.
This experience continues to be beneficial for me in many ways. It has taught me that technology is a big part of my life which consumes a lot of precious time. I have also learned that when I don’t use technology I am much more productive with my work. At the conclusion of this week, I feel like a strong and more efficient person.