Had a bit of a lie-in today, it’s a rest day from the gym and a uni day but no all day lectures so decided that I’d have a slower morning than usual and get to my desk for 9am, usually, I try to get in for 8am just so I can crack on with work but realised that I’m doing way over the hours I’m paid to do. I’m not a clock watcher and never have been and I’m not bothered about doing more hours generally when it’s needed to get stuff done, but today that wasn’t the case as I know that I need to take some hours back for days I’ve worked either longer hours or days when I shouldn’t have worked but have for certain reasons.
I had an hour session with the foundation students today and we talked about digital poverty/divide. They didn’t really know much about it but when they started researching they found that actually it is a big issue in the UK and the divide has widened during the last two years of the pandemic and that around 5% of the UK adult population don’t have access to the internet, I think it’s hard for them to get there heads around it as most have never lived in a world without the internet and are attached to their phone. I told them that most years I do a digital detox over Easter and turn my phone and internet off for four days, it blew their mind a little bit and that they should try it! And as the future generation of business leaders to think about how they could do something positive to help this situation.
It got me thinking about this Easter and whether I will do the same digital detox as I usually do, over the last couple of years I’ve become less attached to my phone and the internet in general, I’ll happily switch it off my phone, in fact, I get a sense of calm/relief when I do turn it off! I might compromise a little this year so I can still write this blog and possibly turn it off for most of the day and simply turn it on just to post an update.
Oh, decisions, decisions… my mind is also turning to what will happen once I hit my 365 days of blogging! Do I carry on? Or just archive it as a record of my year.