How Big Is Your World?
I offer an experiment for you one weekend. Disconnect from email, text, phone calls, and surfing the internet. Then, only focus on the things you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. That is, shrink your world down to that which is in your immediate vicinity.
You see, we are data junkies and believe that obtaining copious amounts of information is vital to a worldly view, and as such, we do not give consideration into what information we need to live a happy life. We think we need to be informed on different levels when, in reality, everything we need is within our grasp.
I submit to you; your information collection habit is weighing you down and zapping energy from you that you do not have to give. As a result, this information becomes a burden resulting in anxiousness at best or full-blown depression at worse.
By shrinking our worlds, we can rediscover the joys in life by eliminating all the distractions that steal from us. With the elimination of the madness, you will optimize energy output resulting in better balance, greater contentment, and an overall boost to your self-esteem.
Whether or not you try the experiment, at least consider what you are letting into your brain. Next time before subscribing to that push notification (insert any data source here), ask yourself will receiving that notification enrich your life? Does that notification represent a need you have? I think you will find yourself answering no to that question most, if not all the time.