What would it be like to disconnect yourself from the internet for a whole year? No Facebook, Twitter, email, YouTube or any other website? Let me introduce you to Paul Miller, a writer for The Verge, who has done exactly that. He quit the internet, cold turkey, and has been writing about his experience so others know what it’s like. This might sound silly to you, but could you do what he’s done? I have a hard time picturing myself going for a whole year without the internet.
Because of this, I’ve been following Paul’s journey with interest. One of his recent updates discussed how life without the internet means you can’t “binge”. (You’ll have to read the article to understand what he means.) After reading his article, I have to agree with him. It is so easy to get lost in the internet. I’ve wasted many hours doing absolutely nothing. If you remember, I posted an article about being so connected that it becomes a distraction. I think these two articles coincide wonderfully. It’s cemented the idea in my mind that I need to cut down on time
spent wasted on the internet. But wouldn’t life be boring without the internet? Paul answers that quite succinctly.
But now I sit on my couch, and the boredom weighs heavy, and then I decide what to do.”
Paul found that boredom motivated him to get up and do something. Read a book, ride his bike, or whatever. Funny how we get distracted by the internet. Wait, did you say there is a new trailer out for the Hobbit?! I’ll have to go on YouTube and check it out…
Source: The Verge