COVID19 Goals life

Day 69: Technology Break!

May 23, 2020

I had “go 48 hours screen-free!” on my 20 for 2020 list. Since it’s one of the goals that remain doable in the current era, I feel like now is the perfect time! First of all, it’s Memorial Day so that any weekend planning/organizing that might require a screen (ie, weekly review-type-stuff) can be deferred until Monday without an issue.

Second, Josh and I are both off, so it will be a nice time to focus on the family / kids / etc.

I had sort of envisioned competing this goal while on vacation (at the Inn at Little Washington for my 40th bday, perhaps). But since that’s not reality right now . . . might as well do it now!


Will I really be 100% screen free, you ask? Nah. But that’s not really the point. I just want to eliminate the use of Phone As Distraction / Entertainment Device. To that end, here are my rules for the next 48 hours:

Screens may be used for:

1- Listening to music (we have no physical music, so digital is the only way music can be played in this house!)

2- An already-scheduled friend Zoom call (on the docket for Sunday evening).

3- An already-scheduled wardrobe “try on” session

4- Ordering dinner for takeout night

5- Playing my Beachbody workouts

I think that’s it! I can also use the “phone” feature of my iPhone to call someone if needed. That’s not really screen use anyway!

While it’s fairly clear from the above, things I will not be engaging with include: email, Instagram, blog comments, online news, even (gasp) podcasts.


scenes from yesterday’s much needed walk outside at the end of a very butt-in-seat day


  • Reply Coco May 23, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    why not podcast? i feel like i can do without music, but need podcast.

  • Reply ehartung7 May 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    This is amazing!! I cannot wait to hear how this goes. I should probably try one.. What about texting though?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      I did not text; I did read one text but I had all of my group texts on mute 🙂

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