Monday, September 27, 2010

Bye-bye, Youtube

     Yesterday, I realized just how addicted to Youtube I'm becoming. So today, I've decided to fast from Youtube. It's a Monday, and my parents and most of my siblings are out, meaning that I should have a perfect setting to do school. But no, what do I normally do on Mondays? I spend my whole day on the computer. Not any longer. While it's hard to completely drop the use of the computer, I've decided that the most time-consuming thing I do on it is watching Youtube videos. At least the other stuff I do relating to social networking have an effect on other people too. Me watching Youtube really helps only ... me. So yeah. It's going to be hard. Haha I've already caught myself about to hit a youtube link for Julian Smith's newest video which came out early this morning. But I will not, I shall not, and I cannot click it. Pray for me to get through the day through God's grace!

Oh and by the way, I have a lot of problems sleeping. Kinda like insomnia. So I was looking up ways to make yourself sleep, and one of the things I found was to not use any sort of electrical device with artificial light for an hour before bed. "It’s best to stop using computers or watching TV (anything that directly stimulates you with artificial light sources) for about an hour before going to sleep. This will help with seratonin production so you fall asleep faster and more naturally. If you have a TV or computer in your room, strongly consider putting it in another room permanently so that you’re not tempted to use it late at night."  So last night, at 11, I put away my laptop and read my Bible instead. I was reading some of the books we need to read for AWANA (and I recommend you do that now instead of cramming at the end of the year), and I read 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, 1,2&3 John, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Malachi. And to speak the truth, it really felt good! I need to catch up on reading my Bible daily. AND praying.
     I challenge you to try the same thing. Stop using electronics at least an hour before you go to bed, and use that time to read your Bible instead.

P.S. Another really useful tip for helping you fall asleep faster is to wear socks to bed. I think it works. But don't take my word for it!

P.P.S.  The ending of the Return of the King gets me emotional every single time. but as Gandalf himself said, "...not all tears are evil."


  1. Haha. I should have learned the thing about not waiting for cram the Bible reading. Heh.

  2. Yeah, I didn't really finish my Bible readings this year...I'll have to finish them next year so that I can get my Citation award. Btw, are you a junior right now (going to be a senior), or what?