Liberation Through Restraint: How Limiting Computer Use To 6 Hours Per Week Can Lead To Freedom
This week I am limiting my computer use to 6 hours. Regardless of whether it is for emails, surfing, blogging, skype chat, social networking, writing articles, or listening to music, I will only use the computer for a maximum of 6 hours this week.
Yes, it is an experiment. It tests to see what happens to the quality of my work, the depth of my relationships, and my level of vitality.
I expect that by limiting my use of the computer, my method of working would be more reliant on spending enough time working things out in my own mind, and then exploring creative ways to record information and communicate it with those I am collaborating on projects with. It would also have an impact on my health (more time healthy eating and getting fresh air rather than being stuck in front of a computer), and most certainly enrich my personal and business relationships.
So hey, lets see what happens in a week and how it really impacts my work, my relationships, and my vitality…
For it to be truly effective and to make the most of limited time on the computer, it requires me to batch tasks such as checking and responding to emails, programming in Living Jain quotes, or raising invoices.
If you happen to get an autoresponder message from me when you email me this week, please be patient for my response – after all, the time I have on my computer is limited so that it can make me unlimited!