I have been forced to stay away from 43T (and the internet in general) because of an overuse injury in my wrist.
It’s shown me just how much a part of my life the internet/laptop is, too big a part. I tend not to miss it when I go away but the first thing I do when I get home is reconnect.
It’s harder when I’m at home with nothing in particular to do and it’s just there tempting me. I’ve still been online but have avoided going to my usual sites where I end up typing and clicking lots.
So now that I think of it, even with the injury, I still need to work harder on this!
In fact I’d almost say I’m going backwards instead of forwards! I’ve become a member of several websites, 43 things included. And I’m spending lots of time there – chatting, writing, reading etc. Now some of it is constructive but a lot of it isn’t, especially the bits where I go looking for something else online just to fill the gaps between sending receiving messages for example.
I think to make progress on this I need to
- figure out what I actually want to do online and how much time I’m happy to give to it.
- figure out what would I like to be doing and how long it needs, what time of day etc.
- find a balance between the two and be more disciplined about sticking to it.
It’s worse than usual at the moment as I’m on holidays from college and I don’t have a routine but I think it will help me to develop a plan and stick to it.