I am not much of a technology person, and when I say so I literally mean that. You can call me technologically challenged too, but when time comes I do battle with all the advances that our technology has made and feel like I don’t know anything at all. All the same, I somehow manage to get my things done. I am pretty sure there are many people like me, who would rather let things be easy without the technology hassle.
But while technology has given us so many ways to make life easier for us, it has also given us 100 different ways of entertainment, not to forget innumerable sites and pages for social interaction, which finally brings me to my todays thoughts, which more or less bounce around the time that we waste/socialize in there. It might come out like I call socializing as a waste of time (and believe me if I could say so, I would.) but I am not saying so, but this has indeed and very sadly messed up with our minds and the way how we live our life.
And thinking over this I have been very determinedly trying to reduce my time wasted, glued to my phone. Nah-ah, it wasn’t my new years resolution which I am going to be trying for a couple of months and then leave it, rather I have been doing it for a few months now, and gradually I have reduced the time from a few shocking hours to a minimal time of 49 minutes a day, which mostly involved work related calls and texts, and also, very little time chatting over friends, not to forget a little bit of online reading.
I have reduced my Facebook- Instagram- Twitter and any other socializing app, time to bare minimum, and only once a week. I was never much of a person who would fret over likes, comments on a post, but even then these apps have had an impact on me. And truthfully, without them it is, so, so peaceful! Even before though, I wouldn’t post anything there often, neither would I give them more than half an hour to them each day. But of course even this seemed more to me and hence the decision.
And believe me, it is so much more relaxing without all of them on my phone. Honestly, I feel that they give us a wrong and misguided direction in following how we ought to live our lives, how many friends we need to have, how much flawless we need to be, and even significantly to give importance to the fact that what others think of us.
I am not saying that social media is wrong; I am simply saying it was being unhealthy for me recently, and thus the effort. I must say- so far, so good 😉