Did you ever wonder how we operated before our lives became connected to work 24/7? Did you ever wonder what it was like to not get lost in email? Did you ever wonder how there was a day where you could remember who texted you because you didn’t get texts all the time?
I often wonder how we survived and then I think: I bet we were more productive. We weren’t trying to multi-task; we had to try to figure things out on our own before we asked someone else; we probably had more time to think.
The constant emails and texts and phone calls cloud up our day not letting us see clearly – not letting us focus on our purpose and our why. I’m so curious how people push the clouds away and make time for the sun to shine through with ideas. What strategies do you use to silence the craziness?
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The best thing I have done is set the Do Not Disturb on my phone to start about an hour before I want to go to bed. This has made me stop checking my phone non-stop before bed. I’ve also started to charge my phone on my kitchen counter instead of next to me. This way if I want to see what’s going on and charge my phone I either have to wait or stand at the counter.
It is crazy how “on demand” we all are now. Students can reach us at anytime through email or Google Hangouts.
You make such a good point. It was very different. It is something to think that many people will never know life without the 24/7 availability and contact. It can be a lot. Of course, there is also the other side to that. I think it is such a gift that my kids, now in their twenties, can contact me whenever they want. I think I get to know about a lot of little parts of their lives I might otherwise miss. Is there a difference between work 24/7 and family & friend 24/7? Hmmmm? More to ponder….
Ah, so true. I sometimes feel much less productive with so many tools at my disposal. Email and messaging can be so counterproductive. This month the writing is good. It helps me focus on something else. Focus on my thoughts, my responses to people, and living. I also set a goal to go outside every day this month purposefully. So far, I haven’t missed a day. This has been extremely helpful to me, and I need to somehow make this a constant in my life. The outdoors, air, earth, and life in front of me have helped me escape the craziness of everything constantly on my mind.
I vaguely remember those days. I recently turned off all notifications on my phone and computer and that really helps me (even when I get frustrated sometimes that a message has escaped my notice for days).