I LOVE my cell phone. Can not leave my home without it. Every free unoccupied moment is normally spent with my face looking down at that tiny screen. If I am not looking at the screen, I am sitting with it in my hands. Funny thing about it, I HATE talking on the phone. I rarely just sit on the phone and talk to people. So why am I soooo attached to my phone? The same reason you are attached to your phone. Text, facebook, twitter, instagram, games, google+. You name it. We spend way too much of our time scrolling through the lives of our friends and family through social media. We are obsessed with Social Media! We connect with each other without “connecting” with each other.
These high tech gizmo’s and gadgets were created to help us connect to family and friends. But, instead of helping us connect with each other….it created a society that is terribly disconnected from people sitting in the room next to them. Think about it? I sat in a room of 9 adults yesterday. 7 of them were on social media. Every once in a while they would look up and share a funny clip or status from their news feed with the group. The other 2 were texting…..and occationally texting people that were in the room. lol
It might be time for us to cut back on social media so that we can reconnect with people around us.
WHAT?!?! I know. It hurt to read that. IT HURT ME TO SAY IT!!! But, we may need to refocus. Life is passing us by. We are not engaging in our current situations. Missing out on creating memories because we are trying to get caught up with what everyone online is doing.
Baby steps of course. Withdrawal from technology is not pretty. We can start out small.
Here are 3 baby steps to overcome your obsession with social media!
The moral of the story is not to just overcome your obsession with social media. Cutting back on social media is the first step to building memories with family and friends that will impact your life more than your gadget or gizmo.
We need to engage more! Be present in the moment. Be attentive and enjoy our life more by reconnect with people around us.how to cut back on social media, obsessed with social media, people obsessed with social media, social media, why are people so obsessed with social media