I have touched upon a similar topic previously for Motivational Monday in my Beauty is Everywhere and Pleased to Meet You blog posts, explaining things in our lives that we should take the time to appreciate, including anything from a beautiful sunset, a quiet ‘me’ moment and even a complete stranger adding brightness to our day.
We are all so connected but what does that really mean? We have 500+ ‘friends’ who we don’t need to see in person because we’re having a group conversation on WhatsApp. We don’t need to send Birthday cards any more because a Facebook notification reminds us to comment on the person’s wall. We have all of our memories stored digitally, what will be passed down through the generations? An SD card?
The introduction of technology has undoubtedly made life easier and there are plenty of advantages, such as being able to have this blog as a personal space to share my words and connect with new friends all around the world, but what has the ever-growing digital landscape taken away from us?
I know that some people never really disconnect from the virtual world and I wonder what they’re missing in the process. I like to take a hiatus from technology, mostly at weekends and especially when I’m on vacation, I don’t take any devices away with me and simply enjoy living life. I would motivate people to take a complete break from technology occasionally, turn the mobile phone off and step away from the laptop, whether it’s for a couple of hours, a week or more!
Remember to look up and take notice of the world around you!
What is your life like in the technological age? Do you ever completely disconnect?