I just wanted to share with you guys my latest English assignment! Thought it would make a great project. We had to identify a social power or influence that we wanted to shake off and then answer various questions about how and why we were to do that.
October 21, 2014
I will not watch screens and use electronics as much as I do now.
1. Television, Instagram, the world wide web, email, Pinterest, texting- these and more take up a large amount of my time, time which I could be using to make art, refine my photography skills, become a more dedicated ballerina, read more books, write a better blog, complete a much neater manicure or pedicure, try different hair and makeup techniques, take my dog on a walk, go for a walk/jog/run, organize various things, and so much more! These electronic habits are taking over my free time, and I want to change that. I could be so much more productive with this time. This influence is definitely my responsibility, but some might say that it is also society’s because we have let electronics so far into our everyday schedule. My plan to avoid this influence is simple: be productively active in times when I usually watch television or procrastinate on my computer etc. I don’t plan to stop doing all these things, but to do them in moderation. When I can’t avoid this influence, that’s okay. I just won’t give it my attention for hours on end. When, not if, I backslide, I will easily be able to convince myself to go back to moderately enjoying these privileges. After I spend an extensive amount of time, I feel groggy and cranky, and my temper is even shorter. I realize that I’m snapping at people, but I just can’t stop that- they “interrupted” my screen time, which I know is a horrible excuse because I’ve already been staring at that screen for more than an hour. I hate that groggy, cranky, testy feeling, which is why I say that I am able to easily convince myself to go back to moderation.
faith, family, friends, and food <3