Saturday, 20 September 2014

Two Week Round-Up: Internetless

Our internet has been down for about two weeks. 

At first it didn't really bother me - I had work to be getting on with. Proofreading and editing, formatting etc on His Wicked Shadow. Writing my new WiP. Watching Diagnosis Murder. All really important stuff which I could now do, unhindered by Twitter and Facebook. 

But then it started getting in the way. No syncing of my Dropbox account, no Netflix! No iPlayer! Complete inability to Google research when writing! And then, one week into the internet drought, I used all the data on my phone. The horror!

I know, I know, It's easy to see the internet as a basic human right these days, and I've become used to having it, just *there* whenever I need it. But it's back now, albeit slightly intermittently, and without it, I got absolutely loads of work done. Swings and roundabouts I suppose. Seesaws and slides. I even finished my painting. More on that another time.

OH has *conveniently* been working overtime for most of the internetless weeks, but he finished on Wednesday. I took a day off work yesterday and it was absolutely lovely just having him around. And it was also nice to get some quality time together before his copy of Destiny arrives...

And as for getting up early? Well, 17 days since my last early morning post, here I am again.

Still no morning photos. Have Clumber Park instead.
In the interests of full disclosure, I've been unable to get up at 6am every morning. However, the latest has been 8am and that was on a Saturday, so I think I'm still doing pretty well. 

Like all the articles I've read over the years have said, it's definitely true that getting up early helps with productivity. Not just with blog posts and drinking coffee, but throughout the day. I get more time with OH this way, I'm sleeping better, and it's a great feeling to go to work having already achieved something in the morning. Although my younger self would never believe it, I would heartily recommend getting up earlier.

Thinking back to the person I was, say 10 years ago, when I was 17, it's hard to believe the things I do now. What's that Katherine, you aren't a famous artist? Instead, you write stuff, you get up early, you run and you're a vegan?! What the hell?!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Katherine! Thanks so much for stopping by my little bog and catching up - I still don't know how you do those early mornings. I would love to if I could, but man alive it's the hardest thing in the world and I just don't want to:)

    It would make finding the time to run so much better, but maybe, at 28 (nearly 29) I should just admit the following about myself: I don't like to get up early in the mornings. I like to sleep in, and I also kinda prefer brunch to breakfast ... breakfast is just too dang early:)

    I'm so glad you are back online. When I first moved into my flat it took us about a month to get set up with the internet - I did rather enjoy it actually. I did a lot of reading, and talking nonsense with my flatmates, and I did get some seriously early nights. It amazes me how much being online sucks out of your evening!

    Have a great week!