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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Time to Unplug

It's time to pull the plug.

(That is, after you read this blog post.)

When was the last time you unplugged? Oh, sure, you say you're relaxing. You say you have no worries. Yet there you are, checking your phones as if important news is coming any second.

The fact is, we've forgotten how to chill out.

Information coming at us from all sides: Internet, TV, ads, radio, everywhere. Every one of them trying its hardest to win our attention. (It seems for now, the Internet has won. Or you wouldn't be reading this, and I wouldn't have written this.)

I'm not pointing fingers. We're all guilty of trying to take in too much information. Our attention span has dwindled as our thirst for gratification has increased.

We're not giving our minds a chance to recharge. There's always something we have to do, somewhere we have to be, someone we need to contact.  There's no space in between anymore.


Take a deep breath. Take several.

Look away from the screen and/or mobile device.

Turn off the TV.

Close your eyes for a few minutes. Or hours.

Just be.

…. and be sure to read my next blog post. Coming this August. Sponsored by Creemore and Apple.