There was no cell service at here at #Koke’e lookout. Just the beauty of #Kauai.
What’s creating a lot of extra noise in your life that’s robbing you of enjoying the beauty What in your life is causing #chaos and warring against your #peace What seems urgent but isn’t What’s draining your emotional reserves What are you spending a lot of time and #emotionalenergy on that really isn’t worth it
For me, it’s the interwebs. I need to learn to better manage my phone. I’ve implemented some good boundaries but I think I need some more.
I take 24 hours without the internet on #Sabbath and that’s always refreshing. I’ve been making sure the internet is not on when I wake up, so it’s not the first thing I check upon rising. This allows me to do my #morningroutine uninterrupted. I can tell my brain what to think about and #focus on without someone else pulling my attention away. I’m actually writing this now without the internet on. And it’s helpful. I’m trying to get some time at night before bed without it too. Some time to just sit and be still, and be #intentionallythankful although I didn’t do that last night. I also don’t have any e-mail on my phone. I only check my e-mail from my computer. And I’m trying to limit my e-mail checking to twice a day.
It’s almost like having a smart phone in your pocket is giving access to thousands of people to interrupt and steer the course of your day. I wonder if that’s why I feel like I can’t remember things and focus.
I hate admitting this, but it’s true, and I said that the church needs to lead in #vulnerability so here I am. I think we fear being vulnerable because of fear of judgement. But my bet is that if I’m struggling with this, other people are too, and judgement keeps things in the dark, where as vulnerability brings things into the light.
I get addicted to my phone. I’m at the tail end of the #millenial generation. *Ahem* if you’re judging me right now I’ve seen you #boomers with your faces constantly in your smart phone too. :) Right before I left social media in 2018 I posted a video of a former facebook exec talking about... More on MEDIUM link in bio.