Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Electronics Diet

According to The New York Times, we spend approximately 8 hours a day on electronics.

Think about this for a moment.....EIGHT hours of your day is devoted to either your phone, computer, video games, or television.

Here's another thing the study finds...we often LIE about how much time we actually spend on electronics.

Have you ever looked around your house and said to yourself, "If only I had more time I could get organized?" I have! I was busy. I was busy with time killers like television and the Internet.

I realized I can lie to others but it's tough to lie to myself.

I now make it a point to turn off electronics and get myself and my family involved in more productive activities and spending time together.

It's not easy. In fact as I type out this post my teenage son just turned on the TV to a rerun of "Full House" while playing a game on his cell phone at the same time. (Yes I told him what I'm blogging about right now.....despite his protests the TV will be off once Uncle Jessie and crew wrap up their latest adventure and hug it out.)

So think about this in your own life. How much more time do you really have in your day once you turn off and away from the electronics?

Food for thought.

One Organized Mama

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