We are waaaaay guilty for overusing screens in the house (iPhones for me and Darling Husband — well, and computers — and the iPad for the kids). Seriously. So. Guilty.
Well, my brilliant friend, Lindsey (blogger extraordinare turned columnist and superstar editor) wrote about a new thing her family is doing: Screen-free Saturday.
When’s the last time you were completely screen free for 24 hours? No TV, no computer, no phone, no social media. For me, I think it’s been years. (How crazy is that?!)
That is, until last month when we launched screen-free Saturday in our home. That means from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep, we abstain from all things digital.
The first time we did it, Husband and I were shocked, and frankly a little appalled, to realize how much time is commonly wasted on screens. There’s a time and a place, of course — we aren’t going to suddenly start foregoing Friday family movie nights or skip our favourite primetime shows.
In the end, we found that not only did we not miss the screen time, but it was actually a relief to go without for 24 hours, and we haven’t looked back.
Check out her full column here, including her family’s Top 5 activities during Screen-Free Saturday. This is something I REALLY want to try for us.