On Saturday I embarked on a social experiment, that I am calling Limited Access. The idea is to limit the time I spend online to two 30 minute blocks a day – morning and night. In addition one day a week will be spent working online. The first two days were challenging. By Monday I was not using the second block of time at all and had decided that on Wednesdays I would spend my workday online.
Today is Wednesday. I am happy finishing a blanket in my sewing room and have pushed my ‘online’ day to Friday. This blog entry is eating up both of today’s blocks. Plans are coming together for doing most of my posting work off line – you know, write it down in a notebook with a pen!
Stepping back from my online presence has prompted an unexpected clarity to step further away from the light. (In rereading this it seems as though my online presence is not being abandoned, but rather enhanced with intention.) To that end, my intention is to reintroduce the role of mother, wife, friend into my weeks. I am loving and really excited about my new-found sense of presence. Really jazzed about the idea of having a day off as fruit of my increased productivity with the time saved from building awareness of my online use.
The idea of a focus nourishes me too ~
More on that in the days to come.
Yesterday I noticed a big fat bubble bee checking out our 100 year old lilac in the end-of-day sunshine and thought about how it must be to stick your head into that bloom in all its glory. How would it be to be that bee?