“Being connected to everything has disconnected us from ourselves and the preciousness of this present moment.”
~ L.M. Browning
I had a wonderful day yesterday, although apparently I should have been in melt-down. 😊 Facebook was down for most of the day for many business users, or at least most of the functionality was, and the same went for Instagram and WhatsApp.
I should have been stressed. My blog post didn’t cross-post to Facebook. My Instagram post didn’t load. My team and I couldn’t post or comment. Messenger went kind of crazy too.
Apparently this is a disaster!!!
Instead, I took myself for a walk through the laneways of Adelaide and stopped for good chai. I talked to people, read the paper, and made notes in my journal. Later a girlfriend came to pick me up for lunch and deliver me to my conference venue and we talked, shopped and hung out.
It was lovely.
I worked on a new deck of oracle cards and a book about card reading spreads that we are creating for you.
My phone wasn’t constantly pinging me with messages and updates. My crazy inboxes couldn’t load anything else into themselves. Instead I had static and quiet.
I’d forgotten how much I love that unplugged space.
It’s also made me more determined to create more of that in my life.
How about you? Do you get enough unplugged time?
There’s a whole world beyond our screens. And as much as I am grateful for having the world in my pocket and connectivity at my fingertips I find the here-and-now most satisfying too.
Biggest hugs to you, Nicole ❤ xx