With technology playing an important role in our lives daily technology it seems as if all of us have adopted the newer, faster, redder, riper technology. It easy to understand because everywhere we go the technological updates of our society is evident and seen. With these advances my opinion is we have forgotten how to enjoy the simple things in life. A lost appreciation for intimate close friendships, reading a book, enjoying nature, and simply relaxing at home having simple conversation with friends and family.
Do you feel like you have become so entrenched in the technological social media merry go round that you notice how the simple things have been over looked? I do. Now do not get me wrong, I love technology and social media and speed of light communications, but I also have struck and worked towards a balance, and balance is the key.
A friend of mine traveled recently to a very remote area of Africa for 3 months. He said it was the best experience of his life. He had no cellular service, no internet and virtually no communication. He will be the first to admit the withdrawal from fast food, fast communication and his fast paced life was difficult, but soon into the experience it changed. He is not the same person he was before he went. He will say I appreciate the good things in life, the simple things and I have learned how to scale back and downsize, to a point where he looks like he has gone through a metamorphosis.
Maybe all of us need to have some kind of a journey to remind us of everything we have achieved, everything we have done and completed and learn how to enjoy the moment. Too many of us are so wrapped in the process of chasing the next goal and dream, and that is fine as long as you do not ignore the present and smell the flowers along the way.
My prescription, enjoy every day, search out the positive, pat yourself on the back for every good thing you do, kick negativity to the curb and look around at the good around you once and a while. You will be amazed at how amazing you already are.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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