The Internet Owns Me

15:04

Hello lovely readers!


It is not a Tuesday but it is a post day, I am a day late because I am still having trouble balancing having a job again and free time. It really should not be so hard but it is something I have always had trouble doing.
Today I am going to share a dirty little secret with you and that secret is that I am a individual who has a hard time spending little time on the computer.

Pretty much the internet rules my life at the moment.

It is driving me nuts.

Let me explain...see my job requires me to sit in front of a computer eight hours a day, seven days a week, and then after work (post gym workout) I usually find myself back on the computer watch Netflix or screwing around on Youtube. My piano and other instruments are angry at me, my bookshelf and e-book are judging me and the worst part is while I am doing it I am thinking;

"I really should get off the computer"




As I proceed to watch another episode of The IT Crowd or another puppy video on Youtube.

I have written about disconnecting from things like your cellphone, your computer ect...but lately it seems I have turned into a bit of a hypocrite. A very aware of what I am doing hypocrite.
Even today I am thinking that once I am off work...I should go for a walk, play some piano and stay away from my tablet. Alas. I do not know if I have the willpower to do so.

I am starting to wonder if because I put so much of my willpower into living a positive and healthy lifestyle means I do not have any willpower left to invest into other things?!

Wouldn't that be a horrible thought?




The reason I am sharing this is because I know most people have this same issue. You realistically do have other hobbies and things that make you happy but for whatever reason we find ourselves sitting on our butts in front of the internet. Reading and watching what other people are doing instead of doing things we enjoy. My theory for myself is simple. It is because a lot of us are over tired and over worked. In North America we have a very work work mentality. It is almost as if we are not allowed to be human anymore.

Overtime is expected and a "working lunch" is a norm.

Though I refuse to do a working lunch...its my break dammit!

Either way by the time we are done work we are tired. If you are like me you try to go to the gym in the morning but if you have to go after work it is like dragging your own dead weight to go there. After putting in eight hours of our day it is hard sometimes to picture doing anything at all. We just want to lie down and allow ourselves an hour of being lazy. Which unfortunately usually turns into a whole evening being lazy. The key thing is to remind ourselves that it is good to keep busy with things that actually benefit us as people.

As enjoyable as the internet is, it does not really provide us with skills.

Watching someone do DIY while not make you good at doing it...this also applies to playing an instruments, doing a dance move, a makeup routine and anything else you can think of.

If you are like me, we need to start reminding ourselves that life is short and the internet is not where it is at. It is time to turn the power off the life sucking machine I call a computer and spend at least AT LEAST an hour a day doing some kind of activity and/or hobby. Something that shapes you, you enjoy and can actually share with others...being the person who gets sucked into the cute side of Youtube all the time does not a interesting person make!

If you are with me raise your hand!

Oh man I hope you didn't actually raise your hand, how embarrassing for you...you thought I could see you.

xoxo Nicola

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1 comments

  1. Haha! I love that last sentence :) Great post - it is so easy to come home from work and just want to sit and do nothing. I can't even begin to count the number of times I have sat down for a short rest and then done nothing the rest of the night... even the things that I normally love doing! I keep making goals for myself to do more of the things that I love and slowly but surely I am doing it... with plenty of relapses to recover from of course!

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