It’s National TV Turnoff Week.
I participated last April and wrote about it here and here. I had a wonderful, relaxing week last time, but I decided not to participate this week for a multitude of reasons. Most of all, I feel like I’ve found a balance between screen time and all the other things that make up my days.
My husband and I don’t watch much TV, but we do struggle with computer time. For awhile it seemed like when we were home together, one of us would invariably disappear into my office just to “see about that one thing” or “write a short email”, and then an hour or two would pass.
To solve the problem, we instituted an “electronic sunset”. Now we shut off the computer (and other electronics) at 7:00 every night. After that, it’s family time. Our self-imposed electronic sunset has helped us find a better balance – at least for now.
Are you participating in TV Turn-off Week? Have you found a balance between screen time and family time? I’d love to hear about it.