I’d like to explore the topic of time and technology with you.
In my last blog, I talked about Technology, Addiction & Your Posture. If you’ve been coming to see me with any regularity, you know I’ve been addressing Tech Neck and how to correct your head and neck posture when you are on your devices. In addition to the physical changes that our bodies go through by constantly looking down (picture in your mind Gollum from The Lord of the Rings), there is also the undeniable addiction of being constantly tethered to our devices.
Is attention spent on your devices robbing you of valuable time? Is the amount of time you spend on your cell phone or social media interfering with the quality of your relationships with friends and family? I invite you to read this fascinating article by author Jake Knapp titled: Six Years with a Distraction-Free iPhone. https://medium.com/s/story/six-years-with-a-distraction-free-iphone-8cf5eb4f97e3
His experiment is radical. The BIG takeaway for me was the visceral realization of how much of my time I spend on my cell phone and computer, and how much I would like to be freed up to do more of the things that are deeply important to me.
As we embark on a new year, what better time to engage in some new practices that will allow us to have more of what is most important in our lives.
If you are aware that you:
1) spend more time on your devices than you want;
2) have a desire to change, and;
3) sincerely want to develop healthier habits,
I recommend that you begin by making a list of the things you would like to do if you had more time. Are there people in your life you would like to spend more time with? Is there a new project, hobby, or movement practice you would like to begin or deepen?
In my own life, I want more time to play and create music, and regularly visit my just born granddaughter in Southern California.
All of us have heard of, and many of us have, a money spending plan. But consider: Would a time spending plan be a valuable addition to your money spending plan? Contact me if you want to hear what I’m doing.
In my experience, one of the most important things in life is our health. When we have good health, we can enjoy and participate in all of life’s blessings ~ our family and friends, work that makes a difference, and the pursuit of our dreams. In order to do that, we need to wisely spend the time to allow, nurture and manifest those dreams.
I am deeply grateful you have allowed me to support you this last year in your health and healing. May 2019 be the year even more of your dreams come true.