Last night I had this overwhelming desire to just tune the world out. I needed time to myself that didn’t communicating with anyone or looking at a bright screen. I needed to just “be” for a little bit.
I feel like in today’s society, we are all so consumed with our smart phones. (I’m just as guilty.) My boyfriend once brought it to my attention how much time I spend on my phone when we’re together. Since then, I’ve made a concentrated effort to keep my phone in my bag when I’m spending time with others. I’ve started to see where he’s coming from.
About a month ago, I had dinner with friends that I hadn’t seen in a while. I’m not exaggerating when I say that they had their phones in use for over half of the dinner. What’s the point in going to dinner if you’re just going to play on your phone the whole time? Not to mention the disrespect that you are showing to your dinner company.
Whenever I get a thought for a blog post, I write down what I like to call a “blog blurb” down on a sticky note. “Blog blurbs” are thoughts that I have that I know I’d like to include in a blog post, but I don’t have the time to write it at the moment. Coincidentally, I found one of these in my desk today, date April 22. “Spend a little more time putting a pen to paper and a little less time putting fingers to a touch screen.”
Today I challenge you to join me in unplugging each day. I’m going to aim for at least thirty minutes a day with hopes of extending that to an hour, but do what works for you. So light some candles, meditate, read a book (or be like me and write a book,) make a craft, write your friend a note to let her know that you’re thankful for her– whatever it is that will give you a little break from the outside world!
Do you want to unplug with me?! How will you unplug?!
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