Are You Connected?
Wanna tune in? Un-plug.
Distractions are everywhere; on the walls; in front of the windows; on trains, buses, and automobiles. They've been present throughout the entire process of writing this piece. The majority of our waking hours are spent in constant exposure to curated stimuli. Which, in one way or another, does things to a person.
Social media bombards us with images of people’s self-marketing tactics. We see their clothes, their cars, their relationships and #squadgoals. Advertising companies spend billions every year finding new, innovative ways to get your attention, and ultimately, your money.
Many of us work jobs that require much of our time, and with the presence of smartphones, many of us are always on call when it comes to our careers. Romantic matches are made by simply scanning a few carefully selected bullet points and swiping right. Want groceries and don’t have time to hit the store? There’s an app for that. Ran out of wine at midnight and you happen to be in Manhattan? There’s a service that will deliver right to your door. In a world of talking, texting, tweeting (even POTUS is out here on these Twitter streets), it’s easy to see how so many of us forget to take a minute and pause.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Sometimes kicking back with friends and loved ones is more important than drafting a report. That email alert? It can wait. Being "busy" is not a religion to be followed. By simply taking time to be separated from social media, curating higher quality consumable content, and being more present in our daily interactions, we can create more sustainable lifestyles.
Here at Mastermind Connect, we emphasize wellness as an essential element to better living. From fitness challenges and camping trips, to yoga sessions and casual mixers. We always encourage our members to take time for relaxation, reflection, and (re)connection. Click here to find out more about how to join our community.