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My Life - My Organizing Stories Leaving the Digital World Behind My friend Jenny’s school-age niece, Autumn, found a square, black rotary phone in Jenny’s basement. Jenny showed her how people used to dial a rotary phone, and her niece practiced pretend-dialing for over 10 minutes. Then Autumn asked Jenny, ““Aunt Jen, how do you TEXT on this phone?” Jenny had to explain that people didn’t text back in the days of the rotary phone, while her niece stared at her in amazement. This got me thinking about “back to basics, pre-technology.” Anyone who knows me well is aware that I love technology and all its benefits. Yet, the phone dinging with email and social media alerts…so many adults staring at their devices instead of each other…and countless kids getting sucked into hours of video land…is reason enough to occasionally step outside of our digital world—even if only for a small, daily segments. Science has proven time and again that our brains need relaxation time. The digital world can work against that calm time if we allow it to. In saying this, I do turn off my cell phone alerts now and then, power down our daughter and send her off to read a book or go for a walk outside, and we even have days when the TV doesn’t get turned on. I believe this time away helps us appreciate technology even more and allows us to remember that we have the ability to use and control it at our discretion. Finally, if you have kids or grandkids who haven’t experienced a rotary phone, point one out to them next time you’re in an antiques store or a museum. It’s fun to see how amazed the kids can be with this back-to-basics tool.
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My Life - My Organizing Stories Leaving the Digital World Behind My friend Jenny’s school-age niece, Autumn, found a square, black rotary phone in Jenny’s basement. Jenny showed her how people used to dial a rotary phone, and her niece practiced pretend-dialing for over 10 minutes. Then Autumn asked Jenny, ““Aunt Jen, how do you TEXT on this phone?” Jenny had to explain that people didn’t text back in the days of the rotary phone, while her niece stared at her in amazement. This got me thinking about “back to basics, pre-technology.” Anyone who knows me well is aware that I love technology and all its benefits. Yet, the phone dinging with email and social media alerts…so many adults staring at their devices instead of each other…and countless kids getting sucked into hours of video land…is reason enough to occasionally step outside of our digital world—even if only for a small, daily segments. Science has proven time and again that our brains need relaxation time. The digital world can work against that calm time if we allow it to. In saying this, I do turn off my cell phone alerts now and then, power down our daughter and send her off to read a book or go for a walk outside, and we even have days when the TV doesn’t get turned on. I believe this time away helps us appreciate technology even more and allows us to remember that we have the ability to use and control it at our discretion. Finally, if you have kids or grandkids who haven’t experienced a rotary phone, point one out to them next time you’re in an antiques store or a museum. It’s fun to see how amazed the kids can be with this back-to-basics tool.
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