Quite a few of my friends are discussing that old familiar feeling of overload and over-connectedness. People I know, and even more I don’t know, have shared they are shutting down their blogs or quitting their blog visits, taking a break from the computer, trying to manage their life and in general just questioning their devotedness to being online versus their time with their husbands, family or with God.
Many of us can relate to the frantic feeling that comes from doing more than we can handle in one day.
“We’ve paid for our speeded-up lives with a loss in the quality of our time. Our chronic lack of time has robbed us of the ability to understand that the truth of living is found in the experience of being, and that life cannot be put on hold while we’re trying to produce more.”–Alexandra Stoddard, Gracious Living in a New World
All the various discussions reminded me of my post from last year at this same time, The Disconnect Challenge. I thought I would link to it today, as it is as relevant to our Beautiful Life project this year. The world seems to be spinning faster and faster, so I think it is wise for us to figure out how to slow it down!
If you are one of the many feeling that overwhelmed sensation, I think it is worth considering how much time you are spending on the computer. Or your blackberry. Or cell phone. Or telephone. Or watching TV. Or multi-tasking between all of those things and maybe 30 other things you think you need to do in a day. Or whatever it is that drains your energy and makes you go through life feeling frantic rather than living a beautiful life. I know I am definitely considering ways I can cut back my time online!
Feel free share about your goals or experience with balanced living in the comments or link up your relevant Beautiful Life post via Mr. Linky (click her for the rules found partway down the post!)
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