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The No WiFi Experiment

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I have been so so bad lately, failing to even get a glimpse of my little rainy haven here and I am so terribly sorry about it people but I promise, it was not without reason.
For the last couple of weeks I have been sick with the flu, babysitted my nephews and nieces and got back to a week packed full of delayed work stuff so as a rule I promised to let my body rejoice without meddling too much and decided to stop touching my computer every tiny second. Conclusion? It can be hard – you know what? Scartch that. It can be very hard but as most worthwhile stuff are, it’s not without its perks 🙂
Now my day-to-day non bloggery job is everything techy and computery so it was obviously not altogether absolute but for this addict here it was an absolute big deal. Trust me, you’ll be surprised how much more you can do once you turn of your WiFi off for 2 weeks 🙂

1) Save money!
Now again, I don’t know much about you but I do most of my shopping online and like most am very prone to those maily sale alert, but guess what? If you can’t see them than you can’t spend them. I have only made one online purchase those last couple of weeks and that was for my mom, so it doesn’t really count now does it?

2) Read more
Likely scenario; You just got home and want to sit down on the sofa for a while. You have your laptop and book on your coffee table, what do you grab? Guess what? if you don’t have any WiFi it’s probably gonna be the book

3) More time for everything
Lets face it, I’m probably not the only one here who can binge watch YouTube or Netflix till midnight cause it can be quite awesome. But once you toss those up in the air you suddenly have the time to practice your guitar, go running with your dog, do some real thorough house cleaning and even learn new things

4) Give your eyes a break
I usually get the strongest headache after prolonged computer screen exposure so the best cure is actually giving them some break after a long day at the office and not reach for your computer at the dinner table. Trust me, your eyes will thank you.

5) The writer’s block unprescribed cure
First of all BuzzFeed, as much as I love your Disney princess quizzes they can really awaken little old procrastinator me. For thoughts and book ideas now, I  found that turning to my good old-fashioned notebook can sometimes be  the better solution. Just remember one click is all that takes to turn you away from your muse and YouTube & Buzzfeed are the worst enablers

6)It’s oh so quiet
And oh so still. To be with your thoughts without any technology in the way can be quite thought-provoking and even helps you get in touch with yourself and understand your life better, and if that’s not awesome than I seriously don’t know what is 🙂

So yeah, it can be weird and tough, but we all need a little break to get in touch with inner medieval us, and to be honest, the only major downside was no Spotify but that’s just a small price to pay for a quiet mind 🙂

So tell me, what’s the longest that you’ve been without any internet access? What worldly life lessons have you learned during?

Lots of love

Allie

Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady