People get caught up in life with technology, errands, work and many other things that they never take time for themselves. People spend hours upon hours with technology to the point where it takes control of you. Think about it. We are bombarded with information all the time and we often let it control us instead of us controlling technology. People decide that technology is more important than their family and friends at times. Have you ever been spending quality time with family or friends and then the phone rings? At the time, the phone call is more important than your family. While yes the call might be important, have you ever though about the impact that is having on your life?  We tend to make technology so important that is becomes more important than family and friends! This is very sad.

One reason why technology was created was to save time and make things more efficient. This has been done, but has also made us more dependable on technology. Many of us carry a phone around with us 24/7 and never leave site of it.

My challenge to you is to unplug from ALL technology for at least 30 minutes a day. This includes television, computers, cell phones, radios, ipods, and anything else that uses electricity. Perhaps make a schedule of when you will be technology free. It might be when you wake up, right be fore you go to bed, or even during a break in your day to get away from everything.

So, what can you do during this time? The options are limitless, but here are a few ideas to get you going:

1. Meditate
2. Read
3. Spend time with family & friends
4. Spend time with your significant other
5. Spend time with your creator or God
6. Journal
7. Write
8. Sing
9. Dance
10. Enjoy nature
11. Exercise
12. Do Yoga
13. Dream big!
14. Be grateful
15.  Strike up a conversation with a stranger
16. Do nothing
17. Draw or Paint
18. DO NOTHING!

Go ahead and try this for a week and see how you feel. You will probably realize that there is a lot more to life than just technology. Enjoy the life that you were given. Share this post with someone who is always bombarded with technology and see where it takes them.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>