Ooops, this post doesn’t really have anything to do with food (sorry!)…but I think it’s 150% necessary!
This past Memorial weekend in Northern Wisconsin with family was just SO wonderful and relaxing I had to share.
Wanna know why???
Not only was the weather 80 degrees and sunny nearly the entire time (extremely rare for May in N. Wisconsin!) but because I hardly looked at my phone the entire time!
I was instead, able to take a breath and be present in the moment – and not staring down at my phone.
Very hard thing to do in this day and age, right?!
That meant – NO facebook, instagram, twitter, linkedin, pinterest…you name it. I can’t say I didn’t look at them at all…because I actually did, but it was so infrequent it’s barely worth mentioning.
Being a blogger…i’m a social media whore. I mean you have to be if you want a successful blog.
It’s quite challenging to disconnect, because I always want to be doing something for my blog.
I’ve noticed I spend SO much more time on social media than I did prior to starting my blog last fall.
It’s actually not even just social media, but being on your phone with your head down not focussed on what’s going on around you.
Have you all seen the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? There’s a scene at the end of the movie that stuck with me. I tried to find a clip on YouTube and it was a fail.
Basically the main character played by Ben Stiller, is sitting next to a world famous photographer. They are in the wild, and watching a snow leopard. Ben Stiller’s character asks the photographer why he isn’t taking pictures of this awesome moment, and the photographer explains that sometimes he doesn’t take a picture because he want’s to enjoy the moment for himself.
Ahhhh I just L-O-V-E that the photographer chooses to keep the present moment, and not ruin it by focusing on getting a good photograph.
Clearly I still take pictures haha! My point with this story is that we need to take a breath and dissconect to fully enjoy the present moment. It’s incredibly relaxing to disconnect from phones and social media.
A Canadian blogger I follow – Davida from The Healthy Maven (check out her blog, it’s awesome!) wrote a post not too long ago about Balancing Technology…it really got me thinking about my own connection to technology.
I’m not bashing social media or cell phone’s here…but i’ve come to realize there’s a time and a place for it.
It shouldn’t consume you.
Just a little reminder…be sure to take a break from it guys, and enjoy the moment infront of you. After all, the present moment is the only moment we have 😉
Happy Wednesday!! I promise a recipe for Friday – Thanks for visiting LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE 😀