Monday, February 6, 2012

No Screens -- so far

We have been very good about not using screens for entertainment so far this month. It has been an interesting family experiment. I am interested to see how much lower our electric bill will be :). I have found that not having screens on has had both positive and negative effects on me so far. But I am going to stick with it the rest of the month to see if the pros outweigh the cons in the end.

On the pro side, I have gotten more done than I normally would. I have felt a greater peace in our home. I have found myself cleaning more often (thought to look at my house right this minute you would think I was lying on that one.) I read the news more so I am better informed on current events. I have been in bed MUCH earlier (though not asleep till about the same time.) My kids have had much more interaction with their Dad. They have been playing lots of chess.

On the con side, I have been eating more when I have been bored (not good.) I have had a few times when I have felt overwhelmed and really could have used a bit of Little Bear to settle the kids down so I could regroup. I have found I still need some "down time." I have been playing Sodoku.

I guess we will see how the rest of the month goes.


Mindy said...

I am not a Star Wars fan myself {never seen any of the movies actually}, yet all I can think of is, "May the force be with you!" Good luck with your goal!! :)

janelle said...

This is so interesting to me, please post again after the month is up. Josh and I don't have a TV right now, but I'm wondering if that is a good idea after the lil' one arrives. {I'm pregnant, ps...} :) So, I would love to hear your observations.

Kathleen said...

Learn to knit, sew, or any craft that you do with your hands. I always find peace in these activities and this is my "down" time.