Monday, July 25, 2011

Time to Think

We're so connected all the time.  Between work and leisure time I'm constantly looking at screens.  Technology is amazing but it's invaded our lives.  It's not always a bad thing, but I find I need to disengage to recharge my mind.  I consume so much content in any given day that my brain needs time off.  I need to give myself time to think original thoughts.

Part of my problem is that not only work but also my hobbies revolve around technology.  I'm finding more and more that I'm a happier person overall if I take some time each day to be quiet.  Sometimes I just sit and think, but even more fun is playing with my daughter on the floor, talking to my wife, or taking a walk outside.  I love being around my family, but I love interacting with them even more!

And it's the perfect season to step away from technology.  I try to remind myself to enjoy the summer!  Minnesota winter is always lurking around the corner and it sneaks up fast.

Maybe this post will make you rethink how much time you spend in front of a screen, but mainly it's for me.  I'm still here.  I'm still thinking about games and I have a bunch of posts in my head.  But, for now, I'm taking a little bit more time away from screens to enjoy life.  As fall and winter set in I'm sure my posts will pick back up.  Until then, make sure you enjoy your summer too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading this on a laptop at a cottage in the middle of no where.... yeah - I suppose technology does pervade our lives - I should probably be out fishing or canoeing or something. ;)

    Anyways - my computer use takes a huge dip in the summer because - like you mention - winter is a bitch. As much as I love gaming, programming, and just puttering around the internet, I also like to be unplugged when I can. (This feeling also plays into my steadfast rejection of smartphones in my life - people who own those things never seem to disconnect!)