Screen Time

With the start of school, I find myself sitting in front of my computer planning my lessons and documenting my students’ learning. As I begin to use Google Docs more and more, multiple tabs remain open for the week as I complete the documentation of each learning experience in my classroom. I spend time in front of the computer after school, finishing my work and planning. I manipulate and create the documents on my screen with confidence and leave work at the end of the day satisfied with the tasks I have completed.

When I get home in the evenings, I find I cannot sit in front of my laptop’s screen. My body is tired of sitting in a chair; and my eyes are tired of the light emanating from the screen. After dinner, I look at another screen instead – the television screen. The story on the screen takes me to another time and place. My mind and body relaxes as I watch the lives of characters that have been created for my enjoyment. .

The result of cutting down computer screen time at home is that I am blogging less than before. I find I need time away from the keyboard not only because I want a physical rest from typing, but also because my inspiration has waned. Instead of thinking of stories and possible scenarios, I am thinking instead of the programme I am creating for my class and of the presentations I am expected to create for staff members as the new POR for our school.

I am hoping that inspiration will strike again – and be so strong that my desire to sit in front of the computer will increase. In the meantime, I enjoy the screen time that I am experiencing – and know that I look forward to watching some story-telling this evening.

Do you experience plenty of screen time during the day?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post is linked to Stream of Consciousness SaturdayThe prompt is: screen)

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12 thoughts on “Screen Time

  1. I’m sure I sit in front of this computer screen way too long. I don’t watch much TV at all, even though it’s on and the Mr. is watching it. 🙂 Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!

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    1. I watch for 45 minutes each evening (the length of an episode on Netflix) and I enjoy every minute. I am picky about what I watch though 🙂
      Enjoy your weekend – hope it is not filled with too much screen time 🙂

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  2. Hi C – I hear you fully on needing some decompress time with TV – and dvr tech makes this more efficient!
    And I know you know this – but keep in mind that blogging takes on different phases as our life evolves and as we change. And I think with your blog – you have invested in it plenty and so it can weather some lighter months of input – I think that is the perk of building the bonds we do over the years – like I have seen some bloggers only visit twice a year – even once!
    And I still feel a connection –
    Anyhow – I think pauses or slower seasons are natural and healthy.
    Further – someone once said that we can’t pour out and pour out – we have times we need to soak up – and decompressing with the other screen time is enjoyable while also gives us ideas and exposure to fresh things so we can pour out again in time….
    Anyhow – hope you have a great day!

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    1. I like what you say Yvette – that this may be a time when I am absorbing what is around me and what I am currently experiencing.
      And what you say about blogger bonds is so true. There are some people I connected with at the start of my blogging experience – and we still have conversations even though they are not as frequent as they used to be.
      Enjoy your day – may it be filled with blessings.

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