A couple weeks ago I saw a woman cutting grass on a riding lawn mower while looking at her cell phone. Seemed excessive, but to each their own. Last week I passed a guy cutting grass with a push mower using one hand while looking at his phone with the other. That was unsettling.
I can only assume they were on social media. Did you know can stay offline for weeks and catch back up with everyone in twenty minutes? There isn’t that much to miss. And too, what is it you look for online? I try to look for people who enrich my life and encourage me to head in a positive direction. I look for stuff that makes me think or laugh, the things that build me up. A friend shared a post the other day that went like this…
“Your diet is not only what you eat. It is what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around… be mindful of the things you put into your body, emotionally, spiritually and physically.”
There is lots of mental pollution on social media that needs to be filtered. Otherwise it is garbage in, garbage out as the saying goes, just people repeating what they hear. Quality and quantity are both important. Social media is a great place to share your life, it shouldn’t be your life. If you can’t do daily tasks without looking at your phone you might need a break and some reprogramming back into reality.
Take time to disconnect. From everyone. Every day should have small segments of quiet time that you spend with… you. It seems people are so connected with others and dependant on the thoughts of others that they have lost connection with themselves and their own thoughts. People are just mimicking each other and changing directions like a school of fish.
Life is fast-paced these days and noisy. Turn that device off frequently enough to process what you have absorbed, filtering out that which isn’t good or doesn’t matter. Silence the chatter in your head so you can hear yourself and the Creator. – Coov