Over Stimulated?


My daughter played a 90 second relaxation recording for me. It was really clever, telling you to relax and not worry about the things you are missing out on by not looking at your cell. She also joined her hundredth social media site (exaggerating but almost!) called Starmatic. I have to make a list of my social media memberships with user names and passwords because there are so many. I was at lunch with some lady friends (a very rare treat for me) and they were commenting on the fun they have on Facebook. I heard kids joking a while back that “facebook is for olds” and now I’m thinking it’s true. There are so many social media avenues, if you are primarily on Facebook (and Instagram, too) you might be underdeveloped in the internet world, “LoL”. A few nights ago we had a cell-free dinner and I think we’ll keep it that way. All of us had to put our cell phones face down, off of our persons and with no sound on. As soon as we put them down someone’s started to vibrate and my hubs had to take them far away from the table so that they weren’t a distraction. If you think about it, it’s nuts how accustomed we are to being continuously stimulated by something on our cell, something on the internet, something on twitter or facebook or in our email in box. I saw this article on Inc. about being more productive and one of the tips is to periodically disable text and emails, another is to completely disconnect for 12 hours per day. That sounds so wonderful, 12 hours with the ringer off, not looking at notifications, not allowing the curiosity of a news feed to take over. How about trying that for 12 hours today? -smilingbug


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