Was that an SNL bit? Maybe it was Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy or something.
Last year after vacation, where we do not watch TV, check emails and social media feeds, I cut the habit of watching the news.
After a year I still don’t miss it.
Two years ago, when we went away, my phone went on vibrate. It has stayed on vibrate. It’s my private number. I’m not a doctor, saving lives. When was it we began to dance or jump to answer each call or notification ding? I don’t use notifications either.
Three years ago I spent a large part of my vacation launching my new website and on-line pantry. It was absurd to work when we were on an island paradise. I thought those things were the priority. They weren’t. (I had even hired 2 teams to take care of it all.)
When you find yourself in a distraction-free space it’s easier to pay attention to what matters. It’s vital to say no so you can say yes to what’s valuable. If you need help leaning how to say no I’ve got a great link for you to check out. “How to Say No (in 25 Bad A** Ways)” may be the best thing to happen to you in a long time.
This year I may be carrying my phone less and my camera more. Last night, our first night home, Dan and I went out for dinner, without the phone. We won a round of bar trivia.
No smart phone or social media feeds required to live in the moment.