Monday, January 18, 2010

My life was too noisy. So I decided to turn down life's volume a bit and take a break from all things "social" online for 21 days. Throughout this week, I'd like to share with you what happened.

Part 1

1. I didn't realize how addicted I was to it. A few days after being away from the "comforting glow" of the computer screen, I felt lonely. I felt out of touch. I realized that my need to contribute to a conversation and the need for affirmation from others online dictated my mood.

2. I'm learning how to live in the here and now instead of always feeling like I need to be in on the cutting edge of everything. I've never felt so out of touch with the rest of the world. On the other hand, I feel like I've taken steps to reconnect with the "real-life" moment I'm in; including the steps taken closer to my family at home. Instead of relying on the glow of the computer screen and the attention of others online, I'm relearning how to focus my attention where it needs to be;

-In tune with God through his word and not only praying, but just listening for his voice.

-In tune with my family

-In tune with God's word about doing everything for His glory; including the productivity level at work.