This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I spend a good portion of my downtime, especially when DS is sleeping, online. I am often found on social networking sites like Facebook and several message boards. I have been going back and forth on whether or not to deactivate my accounts completely with a few of them, because of the time suck feeling. I did this once before with a private message board and I have to admit, it felt quite refreshing. Especially because my life had been taken over it seemed with unnecessary drama from STRANGERS, or people I barely knew IRL (I had met a few people a couple of times).
At present though, I think before I take such a drastic action like closing down my accounts, I really feel that I am going to have to try to make a more concious effort to just cut back my time online significantly.
I know by doing that I have to involve myself in some other activities. It's too easy to come home, lounge out on the couch with the TV on in the background, and get sucked into various sites. I also think it's an easy subsititution for social interaction because as I have mentioned before, DH often works very long hours.
So this is my new goal for the upcoming week. To cut back my online downtime.
I will need to find things to do around the house when DH is working. This is also a great reason to get back into yoga or to find stuff to do with him when he's not ;).
Do any of you ever feel like the internet has taken over your life, and have you been successful with cutting back the amount of time you stay online significantly?
What are some of your tips?