But lately I have had mixed feelings about all the time I spend with my computer. The internet can be really draining. At times, I am bouncing from site to site so much that I am on inspiration overload, but my brain hasn’t processed any of it.
A mini unscheduled break was in order.
The first day I was extremely tempted to spy on what was going on. I felt guilty that I didn’t have any blog posts scheduled. I hadn’t twittered anything of any real significance (Who am I kidding? When do I ever? Oh well.) I didn’t even have any ideas for blog posts, and it was making me anxious.
But by Sunday, I have to admit, it felt pretty nice. We ventured to a local park and had a picnic in the sun. We even stayed home during the afternoon and watched movies. Usually I try and multi-task by typing on my laptop while the television plays in the background. On this particular day, I actually watched the movie. Who knew? I wasn’t asking L every ten minutes, “Wait, what’s going on now?”
Also, I think L enjoyed the extra attention. My eyes weren’t glued to the computer screen, which, of course, he loved.
For anyone feeling internet burnout, I would suggest an internet-free weekend! It works wonders.
Do you ever experience burnout? How do you deal with it?
P.S. This post was written Sunday night. So technically, I didn’t last the whole weekend without being online. Damn! It’s like my crack.