Here are some questions I started to ask myself:
How often am I on the computer/internet, not just for work but other reasons, i.e. chatting, social media, websurfing, etc.?
Do I start to feel like I have been too "disconnected" if I haven't checked email, facebook, etc in a couple of hours?
Is the internet interferring with my family and/or work time? Am I telling my kids to "hold on a minute, while mommy finishes this email?"
What am I doing first thing in the morning/last thing at night? Am I checking my phone for emails, etc?
That last question really got to me because I noticed that since I started keeping my phone by my bed (initially to use as an alarm and listen to relaxing music at night), I am also checking other things.
As I look back over these questions I am ashamed to say that I can answer yes most if not all of them.
(Tell me if this is you except with an Ipad? Come on, I know you have done it :-)
Ok, so what does this mean? Or better, what does this mean to you/me? I did find some very indepth articles on the internet. Some are definitely worth reading but, I think they are a little much for what I am trying to say here. So, what am I trying to say? I think these questions that I posted above are good to reflect upon in our own lives and see how electronics /computers /ipads /iphones /androids /television/interent/etc, how it effects are lives and the lives of others. I can't tell you how many times lately one of my children has come to ask me something and my face was in the ipad and then turn around and get upset with them because they don't want to sit down and read. What kind of an example am I setting for them.