In early August, my family and I went on vacation to Québec’s Mont-Tremblant region. Before I left, I made a commitment to stay of the social web and attempt to live an analog life. I shared some initial thoughts on this in this post.
My decision was greatly influenced by a conversation on the public radio show The Story and my podcast interview with Jason Simon. Since returning from vacation, I’ve regressed – it would seem that old habits are hard to break!
I came across this video this week and it got me thinking again about how easy it is for me to get lost in social networks and life everywhere but where I am.
The point is this – we all stumble, we all get sidetracked and breaking old habits is not an easy thing to do. It takes commitment and a desire to push through.
I’m trying to balance the desire to be “connected” with the world while being fully present to the here and now. Living a completely analog life may never be the solution for me, for you and that’s okay. We can still participate in the world created by Facebook and Twitter, but making the commitment to living a more intentional life and being fully present to the REAL moments that happen in REAL life is very doable.
This weekend (Labor Day weekend in the U.S. and Canada) typically marks the end of summer; the last hurrah before life returns to normal. Why not take this opportunity to unplug from the outside world and give yourself to the world that’s right in front of you.
Turn the phone off, unplug the wi-fi and soak in real-time conversations with family and friends, revel in the sounds of nature, and be confident that what you’re missing on Facebook & Twitter pales in comparison to living a #lifeinsession.
Here’s to you, to me and the possibilities that can come from going analog for a day (or two) and living #lifeinsession!
Be well and make it great day!
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