Wireless Wednesday?….NO Tech Tuesday?

Sorry, in advance, that the formatting on this post is all wacky…started on my computer, that just died..and finished on an IPAD. Ugh technology!!
On my recent trip to Michigan with my childhood girlfriends we were lamenting the amount of time that we…and society…spend on our phones, browsing mindlessly. Whether it’s playing a game; checking out our feeds on Instagram, FB or Twitter; editing photos; texting or emailing; let’s face it, it’s a time sucker!
We proposed “Wireless Wednesdays”, where you would control your screen time one day a week. They said I should write a blog post on it…so they’re my inspiration for this one!
(… coincidentally cestchristine did a similar post yesterday with more ideas to lessen your screen time….great minds)
At first we thought it should be all day, but I’m not sure that’s a realistic goal. If you can do it, more power to ya!! I also know  that there are professions that require the use of these “apps”, so it’s not practical for some.

I came up with a compromise…intermittent fasting, like the new diet craze! Here’s how I’m thinking it could work.

Come up with a day that would work for you…No TECH Tuesday, Wireless Wednesday, Phoneless Friday???…you get the idea. I’ve decided on Wireless Wednesday because it’s in the middle of the week and it’s the day that I think it would be easiest for me to start this experiment. Here are the parameters I’ve set up for myself….
  • No phone or Ipad browsing for 12 hours on Wednesdays…so 6-6, 7-7 or 8-8.
  • Turn off notifications on your apps so you’re not tempted.
  • Leave your phone buried in your purse or top drawer at work (with the volume up for phone calls), instead of on your desk.

At first I thought, “I’ll just leave my phone at home when I go to work” but decided against it. I don’t have a land-line or answering machine, so I just don’t think I could be that out of touch in case of a real emergency….earthquake?? (I don’t get that many calls/texts, but I want to know it’s there in case I do). Leaving it in my purse or top drawer will be my compromise.

It may not seem like such a big deal, but by eliminating 12 hours of Instagram/Words with Friends/solitaire, I’m hoping I get more done around the house, read more, etc… and be more present. Join me in this little experiment…you still get to do some browsing when you wake up and before you go to bed..c’mon let’s do it!!

….and sorry, in advance, if I don’t answer you right away on Wednesdays!

“Every journey begins with a small step”….Chinese Proverb
just ask her

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails! 


  1. Yes! I think just being aware of it is the first step: with work, I can’t totally step away from my phone all day but I do want to try to stop as much mindless scrolling as I’m doing. One thing someone suggested to me that I haven’t tried yet (probably because I know it would work too well!) is changing your phone to grayscale: https://lifehacker.com/change-your-screen-to-grayscale-to-combat-phone-addicti-1795821843 Might be worth trying out!

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