A weekend without technology (ok, fine I DID have my cell phone, but I only had serive 2% of the time in my defense) can really open your eyes to how beautiful the world surrounding us outside of the computer, internet and television really is. I can promise you that the ocean is much more breathtaking in real life.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss having access to the internet; television? Not so much – I actually really don’t watch that much tv, do you? The ‘net, on the other hand is such an addiction. I feel like I have so much to “catch up on”, but when I really sit back and think about it – who says I have to catch up? All I need to do is grab life right now and live in the moment. Everything that I may have “missed” this weekend is in the past now, so why should it matter? In fact, I didn’t “miss” anything. It’s so unhealthy – in my opinion – to stress over the past, even if nothing necessarily bad happened, living in the moment is much more attainable because you simply cannot change the past, only learn from it, appreciate it and be thankful for where you are in life right now.
I’ll be the first to admit I am absolutely addicted to technology, but once in a while I really think I need a little detox. The Earth is not appreciated enough in it’s raw form. God didn’t create the Earth for us to ignore it, same goes with our bodies. If you ignore something for long enough it will react. I challenge each and every one of you to go outside and find something beautiful, whether it be living or not. I promise you’ll find that the colors of the Earth are so much more real and vibrant than those you’ll find in a palette in Photoshop. I’m really not trying to be to awfully boring or corny here, I just feel extremely passionate about appreciating the now and feeling appreciative for whatever life throws at you – especially if it doesn’t involve technology.
This weekend my Dad, Aunt and I drove to my Grandfather’s house to go on a fishing trip with a few other people in my family, and had such an awesome time. Minus getting a little seasick in the morning (I blame it solely on shoving a protein bar in my face at 5am and not drinking anything) it was a great trip and I can’t wait to do it again. Next time I might wear a diaper so I don’t have to worry about getting knocked off the boat toilet and doing a faceplant into the door…and please don’t paint a picture of that in your head, thanks.
What did you do this weekend?
What’s your favorite way to detox from technology?
Peace and love!
p.s. new vlog in my next post – ideas? Also, ironically, I will be catching up on comments – because those I do feel like I missed out on 😉