Social Media Overstimulation

13 Oct

Social Media OverstimulationI’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. But it wasn’t until I watched the video below that I decided to actually talk about it here on SGL . I am on some sort of technology a lot lately – whether it’s my ‘smart’ phone, laptop or tv – and I’m not too fond of that! I know that a lot of it is because of my health, with having so little ability to get out and do things, the lure of internet is strong.

But I want to fight back a bit against it. I want to pick up my crocheting again. I want to write more (which, I realize is still on the laptop, but it’s not surfing through pinterest….) I want to write letters to my friends. I want to start that challah bread cover I have plans for. I want to learn calligraphy. I could even get adventurous and pick up the guitar I own. Once we move, I can start piano again too (- currently it resides in my parents’ house).

To put it simply – I want to be present in my own life. I want to go toward the goals I have!

I am not saying I’m going to cut myself off completely from all the things I do online, after all I’ve got this blog and that requires not only writing each post but then the promotion that takes an awful lot of time each week. I am also a part of a writing group and contemplating joining another creative group. I enjoy these groups that encourage me to create, to work on my craft and push me toward the goal of creating an income for myself.

Some of you might have seen this video already, but I encourage you to watch it anyway. I have seen others like this, but I enjoy this one as it rhymes and that makes me happy, always. (why do you think I love Dr. Seuss?? )

can we auto-correct humanity?

6 Responses to “Social Media Overstimulation”

  1. Mandy October 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m glad you wrote this post. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about social media and how large of a role it should play in my life. I don’t think it’s necessary to cut it out completely, so I tend to stay away from posts that only point out the bad things about social media. I think finding the balance and avoiding the distractions is probably what I need to be focused on. =)

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    • booksnbakery October 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

      I think trying to cut it out completely would only lead to frustration as it wouldn’t work for most people! Not in this day and age anyway. Life is all about balance. =)

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  2. Elise Jay October 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I went on vacation two weeks ago and it was ridiculous how many times I reached for my phone out of habit (I didn’t have internet access most of the trip).

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    • booksnbakery October 13, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      isn’t that how it is though??? A few seconds of down time and we are programmed to fill them. yuck =)

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  3. Rachel G October 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I think it definitely helps to just be aware of how much time we spend with technology. I don’t have a smart phone (or a tv since we moved to China) so limiting internet use to a laptop that has to boot up helps me! I think crocheting sounds like a pretty fun while-watching-tv activity, though!

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  4. Elizabeth October 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I love this post. I don’t “play” on my phone at all. It is all on the computer, but for me, lately, I have been working so hard to figure out my blog. However, as the day continues, I realize how long I am working on it throughout the day, and I force myself to take a break. I think finding a hobby that can pull you away from “excessive” social media surfing is a great idea!

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