Sometimes it’s just nice to not be available. It feels like something really hard to do in our technology driven world. Mobiles especially, seem to put many of us within arms reach of anyone who has our number, anytime, anywhere! Our smartphones keep us connected in a dozen different ways to so many people, so many events or things… it can feel like, no matter where we go or what we do, we’re always dialed in and that other people expect us to be dialed in too.
Sometimes I need a reset. Sometimes I just need to disconnect for a while. To be unavailable and put things into perspective. It can be hard to leave my mobile at home on purpose or to turn it off and let it sit unused for a day (or more). Sometimes it even feels more stressful rather than liberating! But I find I’m much more aware of my habits, more aware of how I spend my time, and more aware of paying attention to the people and things around me in my everyday life when I’m purposefully not available through my mobile.
I think part of the difficulty in disconnecting is the idea that you’re telling others no. Nope, I’m not here right now. No thanks, I’m good without. No, I don’t want to. On one hand it’s great to have yourself all to yourself or to spend higher quality time with someone without the distraction of all the outside world. On the other hand, if you have any fear of missing out on things, it can feel like you’re being left behind or that you’re not involved.
What would happen if it was your mobile that was not available instead of you? Could you live a few days without your smartphone? I find it interesting how much these devices have altered how many of us live our lives! Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramble. Have a lovely Monday ❤