The continual presence of electronic devices in my life has caused me to feel overwhelmed. I became aware of how difficult it was for me to go a day without checking my email or Facebook.
I then decided to conduct the experiment and go the entire weekend without using any technology, including TV, the internet, a phone, or gaming. I merely wished to disregard this matter and look for a substitute.
I traveled to the country with my friends so that I could have a lot of alone time to reflect on my life, my time, and my experiment.
At first, it was quite difficult to resist checking emails or making calls. But after a while, I found myself using this time to reflect on a great deal of my life. I got it as a result.
Lack of background noise making me uncomfortable: The lack of more than three, four, or five channels in the past forced people to find other ways to pass the time because watching TV was just too monotonous.
But as time went on, the TV got more channels, it was simpler to access music, and video games were more entertaining than real life. The negative impacts of raising children while watching television can start to show in later life.
Kids watch violent cartoons and movies, for instance, where murders, chases, accidents, and divorces occur so frequently that over time they unconsciously prepare themselves for the worst. Children should, in my opinion, believe in miracles, fairy tales, and the triumph of good over evil.
But sadly, there are a lot of people who find quiet to be uncomfortable. It is not a new phenomenon, but it is much more pervasive and harmful than most people realize.
Try a weekend without watching TV, using the Internet, listening to music, or playing video games to see how bad your “no silent” condition is.
Uncertainty surrounds the degree of discomfort you experience, but you might be in for a major shock once you become aware of how uncomfortable and lonely you truly are.
People could become irritated with you if you talk on the phone for an extended period because they have TV, video games, the internet, and music to enjoy. It is up to you to start treating yourself once you realize how severe your “no silence” situation is.
You might need this weekend without TV, the Internet, music, or video games to get the wake-up call you require to break your dependence on electronic stimulation. You might not even be aware of how much it is hindering you.
Because it is more difficult to waste time when there is nothing to do: Second only to the earlier point, this is still another significant issue you may encounter.
It’s nice that you can kill time with no hassle and effort thanks to the TV, Internet, music, and/or video games. If you don’t have them, you’ll start to feel as though you have nothing to do.
The time will begin to drag on you, or you will start to feel restless. As a result of being cut off from the time-vampires of nonstop electronic entertainment, time drags and you get restless and bored.
To break your dependence on electronic entertainment, it’s your responsibility to go through these emotions. Lose the reliance, and you’ll begin to notice other areas of your life you’ve been ignoring, like future planning, and taking care of your family, home, friends, children, and health.
Feeling forced to ponder, which is unpleasant: Homer on The Simpsons says, “Well turn something on, I’m starting to think,” when the TV is turned off.
You’ll notice that you begin to think even though they were just kidding. You might not have good ideas when you think about them. When one is alone in one’s thoughts, one has the propensity to have very negative thoughts about oneself and one’s experiences.
Additionally, enduring such a protracted period of nonstop thinking could also help you come to terms with some aspects of your personality.
You might come to terms with how little you are accomplishing in life or how long ago playing with your pets was. We hope that these insights will motivate you to take concrete steps to alter the current course of events.
Sometimes, the worst times are at night: Over the day, you should be alright. To help you forget that you can’t use your TV, the Internet, music, or video games, there are frequently a lot of diversions both inside and outside the house.
The realization that you have very little to do, though, begins to set in at night. It’s not that you have nothing to do; rather, it’s just that you’re so accustomed to your technological entertainment that you’ve lost sight of the other things you could be doing.
It is necessary to go the extra mile: You’re in trouble if you can’t go an entire weekend without using the Internet, playing music, or watching TV. It indicates that you depend way too much on technology for enjoyment and that your mental health is not very good.
Weaning oneself gradually away from the TV, Internet, music, and video games could be a good place to start. You can begin gradually and gradually wean yourself off of them. Substitute other, more fruitful pursuits in their place.
Just keep in mind that you need professional help if you can’t survive the weekend without your TV, Internet, music, or video games. It implies that you are not filling a hole in your life that your dependency on technological entertainment is doing.
It indicates that you are looking for sanctuary yet acting in opposition to it. This condition is referred to as Internet addiction by scientists.
It also suggests that you are compelled by electronic entertainment, though not addicted to it. As many people have a real Facebook addiction, it is not as commonplace as you might believe.