We have considered it, but because I run my business from home, it's not really an option to let it go completely. We also manage the household online as well.
That being said, we are actually pretty good about it's use.
Generally, there's no internet/computing in the am before leaving the house. Computers are packed away to go at night (this is also good in case of emergency, we can just grab our bags and go).
We use it for about an hour or two before we have dinner, and then for perhaps another hour to watch a TV program, show or movie after dinner (family screen time -- so kid friendly). DH and I might watch another 1-2 hrs per week on top of that.
We let go of cable tv in 1999, and we are planning on not having cell phones when we return to the US (we don't really use them other than to call each other). We'll use our landline for the business.
Typically, we are off the internet by 8:30 pm -- just reading or hanging out. DH and I might also write. Sometimes I stay up late doing work, too. But usually, we go quiet around 8:30 -- probably use about 4 hrs a night at home.
It's good, though. Mellow.
Last edited by zoebird; 09-18-2013 at 06:27 PM.
This is always a dillema for me because I mindlessly surf a lot, but as has been said, if it wasn't for internet I wouldn't have discovered paleo / primal which has changed my life. At the moment I am not using internet at home as I do feel the benefit of getting more done in terms of chores and being generally more active when my router is stowed away in the cellar for a few days. It helps that I live near an awesome new library with long opening hours though.
Healthy is the new wealthy.