Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm going to make this a regular thing

Last Tuesday I took the day off from blogging, reading blogs, almost a total non-computer day, all I read were my emails, then I shut it down and had the day to myself.

I didn't have any outside appointments, no shopping needed to be done, the laundry was all caught up.
Nothing to do at all.

So.....

I slept a lot, read a bit of my book, a bit on the kindle, ate icecream....it was great.
A whole me day.
I haven't had one of those in a long while.
(I didn't even cook dinner, had a sandwich instead)

So I'm going to do it again. 
Next Tuesday.
And every Tuesday.

I should be able to make a sizeable dent in the stack of books on my bedside chest.

25 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me. I've cut way back in my blogging. I get up early and write my rhyme at "It's Rhyme Time" and then I often don't go back online again, Sometimes we make our blogs too much like work

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  2. Good for you River!!! A marvellous idea.

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  3. Fantastic... "time-out Tuesdays"!

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  4. A whole day just for you...now there's a simplification for you.

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  5. Blogging is like picking a scab. It gets to be a bad habit. I didn't blog for two weeks due to the flu, then realized I wasn't even thinking about it any more. That thought scared me right back into blogging. Go figure.

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  6. Sounds like an excellent plan. Let us know what you read.

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  7. Some blogs advertise 'no spend days' and encourage others to do so - 'no blog day' sounds like an idea to join in with!
    'Read a book day' sounds even better :)
    Cathy

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  8. I think you have your priorities just right for you, River. Tuesday, a nice relaxed day for you.

    Gary :)

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  9. Joanne; I think I need this, I'm spending way too much time on the computer.

    fishducky; I'll definitely go. Into my own space, doing my own thing, without the computer.

    Manzanita; sometimes it is too much like work, trying to think of something to post, a weekly break will help I think. I also have too many blogs to read, but I don't feel I can cut anybody out.

    Carol in Cairns; I tried this once before but it didn't work out. I chose a different day this time and it was good.

    Vicki; I like that, Time-out Tuesdays. You're so clever.

    Delores; the best kind of simplification, doing nothing but recharging the batteries.

    lotta joy; blogging is time consuming for sure, and I have the time, but then it runs over into TV watching time, dinner cooking time, hanging the washing time and I find myself getting behind on reading regular books too. Giving up isn't easy, so I chose to do a whole day a week.

    Gillie; I wish I could read a book a day like I used to, but I read slower now, it takes me longer to absorb the story. I'm currently reading The Danger by Dick Francis.

    Cathy; no blog day is going to be called Time out Tuesday, thanks to Vicki up there^ who came up with the name. I'm not asking others to join in, but of course they can if they want to.

    klahanie; I do try to get my priorities in order, I don't multi task as much as I used to, I need time off just for me.

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  10. That is a wonderful plan! I try to read 30 minutes a day just so I'm not always on this computer :)

    betty

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  11. How lovely! Tuesdays are sure to be your favourite day. :-)

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  12. betty; I plan to read, but it takes me all day to get through reading and commenting on the blogs on my list.

    Cassandra; I think you might be right.

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  13. You'll have to come up with a catchy title for this River!

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  14. Unplugging is an excellent idea. I don't think we even realize how much we need to do it... until we do!

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  15. I love Vicky's suggestion of Time Out Tuesday. I think we all need down time - I savour the time I spend at my internetless cottage, resting, reading and enjoying the bird life. I used to do the same on the boat and it was always so restful.

    I read something the other day about people becoming dependent on looking at their computers/phones and some people check them every 10 minutes. That must be tiring.

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  16. A plan is fine, of course, but if you are as idle and self-indulgent as me, you grab every opportunity for me-time.

    I hope nothing will ever get in the way of your Tuesdays but if it does, think about my version.

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  17. Rose~from OZ; it will be Time Out Tuesday, thanks to Vicki's suggestion.

    Robin; I find I need more nothing time as I get a bit older, much less of the connected every day thing.

    Marie; I don't check things all the time, I think I'd go nuts. Even email is a once or twice a day thing and my phone is often somewhere in the other room. It's the hours on the internet that are becoming too much, because I do things pretty slowly, especially reading.

    Friko; I plan to stick with my plan and if it goes well, may extend it to two days a week.

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  18. That sounds like a pretty great day.
    I quite often have no blog/blog-reading days, and it is always relaxing.

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  19. Jackie K; relaxing is my favourite pastime, even better when there is music, books and chocolate involved.

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