I also took a break from technology… didn’t quite go as “planned”

A few days ago, another sub member talked about taking a break by turning off their phone and tv for the day: https://www.reddit.com/r/Meditation/comments/fpwgcp/today_for_the_first_time_ever_im_going_to/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

The day started off fine. I didn’t really feel terribly bored or disconnected. I liked having the distance from social media, people, and tv. I just sat with myself and enjoyed relaxing with crosswords and puzzles. I even took a nap!

But I didn’t really feel like I accomplished anything. I didn’t go in to this with much of a plan formulated because I wanted to leave the experience open to be what it could be rather than impose some end game result on it (thus the quotations in my title). I’m wondering if the complete lack of plan was too loosey-goosey because I came out of it feeling like I didn’t really gain much except for a day of silence.

I suppose this post is a bit of a ramble. I’m not really expecting advice here. But if anyone else has had productive or non-productive experiences with going no-tech, and wants to share their approaches and takeaways, I’m all ears!

Also: posted from mobile, and newbie poster so I hope I linked the previous post inspiration correctly!

Edit to add: I’m not deterred from doing this again. I just need to sit on my experience (or lack there of) and contemplate how to make it feel more productive next time. Hearing other’s experiences might give me some inspiration, much like the original post I read did for me to even do this!

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