We live in a generation where people walk, text, snapchat, and eat all at once. This is the new normal, but sometimes it is just nice to disconnect. Just one day being unplugged and you can feel the social anxiety melt away. We are at a lack of privacy in a world where everyone knows our every move via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
When you walk into a restaurant people are not necessarily engaged in conversation, but rather buried into their phones. Emily Post would not approve! Where are people’s manners? Individuals are forgetting to live because they are too concerned with what everyone else is doing. Why do we feel the need to keep up with everyone’s personal lives? We are forgetting to live our own.
It is interesting to wonder what life would be like if all of this technology was still unavailable to us. It really is not nessisary to share with the world what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If I miss a day of blogging, not all is lost. Not everyone needs to know if I am having a bad day, and frankly, without my phone glued to me 24 hours a day, I would be completely fine. It might actually give me a chance to have less stress in my life. We must remember to clear our minds.
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.” –Kurt Vonnegut
- Designating a specific time each day to check social media networks
- Keeping your phone in another room while working
- Turning your phone off when with your friends or family members
- Detoxing once a day from technology