Do You Want to Get Unplugged?
Just think about this . . .
“In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them -- often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug. Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.”
Pico lyer, “The Joy of Quiet”
Do you feel like this? Do you feel that time is slowing down and your to-do list is growing and your workload is speeding up? Could it be that you are over-plugged-in?
Try unplugging yourself for a few hours during the day. Put down the phone, walk away from the computer, even leave the iPod. Take a walk, talk face to face with your spouse, a neighbor or coworker. Play with your kids or go grocery shopping. But spend the time present in whatever you are doing. Disconnecting with the outside, electronic world for a short time can rejuvenate you to face that larger ever-interrupting world.