Straight and Curly Episode 24: Digital Detox Report

Kelly Exeter Straight and Curly 1 Comment


So you guys will remember that in Episode 19 Carly sprung it on me that she thought we should do a digital detox – effectively an entire weekend without the internet. And you’ll remember I was quite reticent about the idea because, well, I really like the internet. And rely on it quite heavily for any number of day-to-day activities.

How did we go? Well there was some early panic:


But we both did it. (Unlike many people in our Straight and Curly group on Facebook who flat out said ‘Nup, can’t do it!’ or tried … and then threw in the towel early!)

Did we like it?

Carls did, but I did not. And not for the reasons you might think! Listen in to find out more …

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Comments 1

  1. Hubby and I did it. Not any kind of noticeable change in how we spent the weekend, but I think it may have been more of a hindrance for him than it was for me, for the same reasons it was so horrid for you, Kelly. He’s a writer. He needs the internet to be able to write. I allowed him to play his games on the PS4 OFFLINE, so I still had to put up with being in the room while he ignored me. I played Sudoku in a book. Normally, I play Sudoku in my phone or other games on my computer. I don’t play games online, though, so I should have allowed myself that same consideration. But had I held him to the same standard I was holding myself, I know he wouldn’t have agreed at all. He didn’t realize until the last moment that “Digital Detox” including no text messages, so he was a little put out by that.

    I think if we ever do it again TOGETHER, I have to call it a “Social Media and Games” Detox. We don’t live geographically close enough to any family to prohibit emails and texts. Let us have other internetting and emails and texts. But we’re very antisocial With Each Other if we have access to games or FB or Twitter. So that’s where a detox could possibly help us.

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