Nothing like some catchy alliteration to get you motivated, right? Or does that just work for me? Anyway, ‘No Tech Tuesday’ is something David and I came up with over our Scrabble session this past weekend. It’s a deep and complicated concept.
No, it really is pretty self-explanatory.
Here’s how we decided on it. We don’t consider ourselves to be big TV watchers, though we also stand strong that we are minimalists… who take full advantage of Amazon Prime, so yes, we may not know ourselves as well as we claim. Still, we are constantly trying to challenge and improve ourselves which is really all anyone can strive for right?
We are not-big-TV watchers (I guess to us that translates to about 1-1.5 hours of TV time each night from about 8:30-9:30/10). It’s not an insane amount (1-2 shows), but we recognized that once we made it through a few of our favorite shows, we’d end up watching stupid stuff that didn’t do anything for us. WHY? Because it’s a habit.
We both say we would like to read more or learn a new hobby, but just can’t find the time. Yet somehow we ended up watching 30 minutes of a truly dull episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations last week.
So, we decided we needed to shake things up a bit. This is not to say that all TV is terrible and we are against it, it’s just challenging ourselves to switch things up.
So there, after an entirely too long definition of a very basic concept, I present you with No Tech Tuesday!
Things not allowed on no tech Tuesdays: TV, computers, iPhones, Droids (we are a house divided), email, social media… you get it.
Exceptions: reading a book on an e-reader or following along a youtube yoga video.
Last night was the first No Tech Tuesday. How’d we do?
Well, we had an impromptu date night out to Ultimate Ale’s to grab a beer and play live trivia.
So is that considered cheating? Possibly. It was technology-free though (minus checking in on the girls) and expanded our horizons (FYI, there are 82 regular seasons games played in the NHL), but I do look forward to future No Tech Tuesdays that are a bit more authentic.
On my No Tech Tuesdays, I hope to find a good book to read and do a little more Yoga by Candace which I’ve really been enjoying lately. Maybe a few Scrabble games or just some back porch hot-tea sipping and cookbook perusing (if our deck project ever actually is complete). Maybe I’ll even try to learn to knit (a skill I’ve always wanted to acquire). Heck, maybe we will just sip a glass of wine and ponder life together.
And maybe, just maybe, we’ll learn to love it so much that we will create No Tech Wednesdays, though the name will need some work.
Feel free to join me in this venture by using the hashtag #notechtuesday.
I’m kidding. A hashtag kind of defeats the purpose, no?
But do share with me…
How do you wind down in the evenings?
Do you ever feel the need to shake up your routine?
What’s the best book you’ve read lately? (Bonus points if it’s historical fiction)