Comments on: Life in the black /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html one family's yearlong dare to live their dreams Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:20:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 By: Hillary Harvey /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-966 Hillary Harvey Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:25:52 +0000 /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-966 My friends designate a week to unplugging on a regular basis. They treat it almost like a holiday (in our sense of the word, though it probably works in the European sense, too, now that I think of it) with preparations and daily countdowns. I'm still not sure the boys like it, but I think it at least renews their appreciation for what they have when they have it. You could always doing more frequent, shorter holiday sessions. I have contemplated it within our family, but I'm really the one who needs to be forced from screen-time the most, and I don't think my clients would appreciate that. When our power was out for 2 days last week, I caught up a lot on my reading and sleeping, but not my work so much. My friends designate a week to unplugging on a regular basis. They treat it almost like a holiday (in our sense of the word, though it probably works in the European sense, too, now that I think of it) with preparations and daily countdowns. I’m still not sure the boys like it, but I think it at least renews their appreciation for what they have when they have it. You could always doing more frequent, shorter holiday sessions. I have contemplated it within our family, but I’m really the one who needs to be forced from screen-time the most, and I don’t think my clients would appreciate that. When our power was out for 2 days last week, I caught up a lot on my reading and sleeping, but not my work so much.

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By: Michael /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-962 Michael Sat, 03 Sep 2011 06:24:51 +0000 /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-962 Jay, any suggestions for making unplugging a regular part of our life? Every once in a while we talk about stashing the TV in the shed out back so no one is tempted to turn it on. Is that what it takes? Jay, any suggestions for making unplugging a regular part of our life? Every once in a while we talk about stashing the TV in the shed out back so no one is tempted to turn it on. Is that what it takes?

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By: Jay /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-959 Jay Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:40:49 +0000 /2011/09/life-in-the-black.html#comment-959 My family has done this on occassion; we want to do it more, but it is hard to make yourself do it, even though it works. One thing that is interesting to me is that if it is dark, you go to sleep; insomnia seems to fade away with electricity, My family has done this on occassion; we want to do it more, but it is hard to make yourself do it, even though it works. One thing that is interesting to me is that if it is dark, you go to sleep; insomnia seems to fade away with electricity,

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