Monday, January 28, 2013

Back in the Techno Groove!

Hello lovely readers!

I've been absent from technology as my computer went from clunking along to kaput.  Oh my gosh, life without technology...I know it exists, but that's my brain in that electronic device!  And to be 65 miles away from the nearest tech, well, we knew it would take a while!

Time away from the 'noise' of the Internet, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc., was actually pretty nice once I got used it.  Yes.  I said nice.  And yes, I do love technology!

I had some nagging questions running through my mind:  is the computer a tool, a distraction, an addiction...or, was it all three?

Does Facebook, Twitter, PinInterest help me connect with people?  Maybe a better question to ask is whether I missed social networking sites?  No, I did not.  At all!  I missed email and really, really missed reading blogs.  OMG, unintentional technology detox!  :)

Because the energy I have each day is so limited I really have to focus on the life in front of me.  Am I getting my chores done each day?  How am I doing with self-care?  Am I maintaining healthy habits?  Exercise?  De-cluttering?  Uncle, Uncle, I give, I give!

I love the Internet, I love technology, but overload is overload.  It's kind of like having to watch the commercials during a TV show.  You may not wish to watch it or even care about what they're selling, but you're a captive audience if you remain passive.  When I had TV, I used to mute the commercials and close my eyes (too much visual stimuli).

When it comes to social media sites for this Brain Injured chick, all I can envision is the chaotic floor of the New York Stock Exchange where everyone is trying to yell louder than the other.  Anyone else feel the same?

I don't need that kind of noise, negativity, or really unimportant events/details being magnified out of proportion.  I don't need that stuff in my head.  Each little bit slows me down and takes precious brain bucks.

I will continue to blog until divine direction leads otherwise, I want to continue to use my life and story to help others.  Clearly 'social media' for me, anyway, is anything but. 

Another insightful moment happened over breakfast one morning last week.  Two lovely white-haired ladies were talking and I overheard one say, "I don't have time to learn Facebook, I'd rather be out socializing."  Wise words!  And as of yet, we have no data supporting social media actually increases our lifespan as getting out and socializing does.  :)

I jokingly emailed a friend telling her I've yet to have had a life-changing spiritual discovery or a-ha moment on a social networking site! 

What really clinched the self-inventory was receiving the Costco Connection in today's mail.  This article "Stop Being Rude" (farthest right hand column) hit me right between the eyes, see what I mean in point 2?!

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