With smart phones that run our lives from what time we wake up, to how we navigate our way to work, to our connection to our family, friends and business life, it’s hard to unplug these days.
With social media taking over our every outlet, it’s hard not to communicate without it. Facebook statuses want to be liked, tweets retweeted to the masses and blog posts shared with the world…it’s all digital and it’s how we all communicate.
But how is it so easy to use these tools and let them become so intergrated into our everyday lives but it’s so hard to simply put them down…and I’m not saying turned off, disconnected, logged out, just put down! Just think about it, our lives really depend on technology and it’s hard sometimes to just put it down….leave it alone…and just..be.
I know in the past few weeks, I’ve been more connected and wired than before because I’ve been applying for jobs, tweaking cover letters and scanning job sites for hours at a time so I’ve been connected to everything — my laptop, my phone, social media, you know it! But sometimes when you think you’re taking a break, you realize you’re not.
And I have to ask myself how did we get this way? I know it’s a sign of the times but we really have made it difficult to unplug in such a plugged up world.
So I’m trying to challenge myself to take time each day (excluding sleep) to unplug, just unplug for a little bit. As of right now, cooking and cleaning which isn’t much but it’s a start! And that’s what you have to do…just start! So I challenge all of you to think about how often you’re plugged into technology and unplug….just for a little bit!
Until next time,