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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Unplugged

I went 3 days without the internet. Not that I did it on purpose. It's the crap PLDT, that is (wow pldt is getting a lot of attention from my blog lately).

I just saw myself reacting poorly to the situation by getting agitated by, excuse my word, inutile customer service representatives who cannot help solve internet problems brought about by my ISP's poor quality service.

But then I realized I may have lost my internet connection, but I gained something. TIME. A lot of it. I gained a few extra hours a day. Not to mention, I've added a few more hours of sleep which internet has robbed me off since forever. But that doesn't mean I won't lash out for the frustration of not having a decent internet connection. I didn't pay hard-earned money for crap. (Yes, I'll get back at you, PLDT.)

So for three days without the internet, I was far more productive. I finished my tasks gracefully ahead of time and I've got spare time for a hobby or two. I felt good about myself. And even better to have miraculously survived three days without internet. Yay! So aside from exercising, breathing fresh air, and catching a glimpse of the sunshine... for the past three days:

1.  I drew something.  If it wasn't for Facebook, I wouldn't realize adult coloring books are a trend. They said it's a good way to relax and de-stress. Pero mas lalo ata akong nastress sa presyo ng isang coloring book. So I figured I just have to make do of whatever I have: a pen and paper.

I decided to draw something that I can color later. But then I realized I'm pretty bad at coloring. There are too many lines and it stresses me out. Plus, I couldn't even follow one simple rule: to stay within the lines. Pfft! So I just let it stay that way.



2. I went out with ex-workmates to celebrate Claire's birthday and Jamie's liberty (from work). LOL.

To cut the story short, for the past three days, I did something that I absolutely love without actually trying to compress all the things I want to do and wishing for a 25th hour.

I guess, not having internet isn't bad after all. But I would be a hypocrite if I say I don't miss it. I don't think I can ever give up the digital world for good. I've been itching to go online to publish this post and see what's happening around. Unplugging from the internet, or social media for that matter, doesn't really shut me out from the rest of the world. It's just that, I figured out a better way to use it wisely. I was far more addicted to the internet than I would have guessed. However, I certainly won't be the same person before the unplug. I've reaped the benefits. It's like detoxifying, only it is less daunting and you wouldn't have to sacrifice that Big Mac.

Now, please excuse me while I get my butt out of this chair. I've got some knitting to do. See ya!

18 comments:

  1. hands down! waw! idola this girl uy!

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    1. Haha. Char! Wala pa ko katunga sa uban ui. :D

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  2. Horishet! Amazing kaayo ka sarah! Idol

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    1. Horikaw! Couldn't even believe I had all the patience for that. Haha.

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  3. unang bisita ko dito dahil sa artwork ni Duterte. tuwing may ginagawa kang art napapacomment ako. hehe. ang galing! keep it up miss sarah!

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    1. Hahaha. Yeah, I remember that. Napadpad ka ata dito dahil sa wpap art ko. Hehe

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  4. Great Post! that drawing is stunning you are so talented!!

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  5. Hi Sarah! Yeah I'm pretty dependent on the internet too. I guess many of our lives are built around digital technology! Traveling is something I do to spend time living real life! God bless you and thanks for this post!

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    1. Yeah, we're pretty much slaves of the digital world. I love to travel, too. It's just that I have responsibilities and tasks that needed to be done at home.

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  6. This is such a great post, and your art is amazing!!

    It's always good to take a break from the internet world every now and then, though it can certainly be difficult at times!

    xo, Alexia
    http://booklexia.wordpress.com

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    1. I don't think I can ever stay away from the internet completely. But yes, it is good to unplug from the internet sometimes. Thank you and thanks for dropping by! ^_^

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  7. You should stay away from Internet more often;)) I mean , look at all you did , so much fun and creative !

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  8. breaks from Internet are definitely good! I always find some amazing content to read afterwards haha! Lovely blog you have here!

    xx,
    Dominika
    http://www.dominika.co

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    1. Thank you, Dominika! Most of my eureka moments happen when I'm away from the internet. :)

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  9. Naku.. I think you did well without the internet hehehe.. I love your drawing sis.. nindot! love it! :-)

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