Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stripped Down

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

a) Check my cell phone
b) Check my emails
c) Check my Face book
d) All the above

Do you subscribe to any of these options? The answer most likely is ‘yes’! No worries, you are not the only one. Josh-the high school student next door sends 7000 texts on an average every month. His girlfriend Nora has like 1000 plus friends on her FB account and Vishu, across the street is almost always available on gmail. Why? To stay connected of course! Yes, we are all very hyper active social butterflies who have to know and more importantly tell everything every minute about our not-so-important lives. We happen to be so much engulfed in this virtual maze that our real lives retrograde to detached caldrons, way too reluctant to even venture proper conversations for real. Scary, right?

But there are chances of redemption before we sacrifice our minds and lives totally to high-tech dominance. Life Organizational Expert Peter Walsh advised “stripped down”. To strip down everything that comes between you and your best life. If that means to get rid of technology for the moment, then do so! One needs to de-clutter and reorganize ones personal space every now and then to live a healthy baggage free life that ushers new promises while maintaining the harmony of existing surrounding.

Life still celebrates the little moments of emotional stirrings. Maybe its time to take our eyes off the blue screen and smile that refreshing smile that no one has seen in a while. You sure can do it still, no?


beena said...

None of the above options! I drink a few glasses of water, first thing in the morning, followed by a cup of tea, and let myself feel the calm, fresh light of a new day. I breathe in the fresh cool air, watch the squirrels chase each other on the branches of a tree, look deeply at the greeny-gold sunlight that comes through the large leaves of the trees outside my window, and feel the peace within - it's my start to my day - Do I belong to a "dying tribe'? Cellphones, emails can wait until later on in the day, and as for FB, have not much patience with it! :)7000 texts? 1000 Fb contacts? not for me!I'd rather make the effort to stay in touch with all the people whom staying in touch with has enriched me in some way, with whom I've shared special experiences,shared work, anxiety,a slice of life, love, emotions... there! simply cant de-clutter..; despite everything...:)

Purba said...

Definitely not the first thing I do in the morning. But during the day have to constantly fight the urge to stay connected. Actually I prefer surfing the net to watching mindless shows that pass off as entertainment on Television.

I may not be addicted to FB(ex addict) or my mobile but am hopelessly attached to my blog :)

Calvy/kaalicharan said...

Nice post!

Reminds me of Tata Dicor TVC, 'reclaim your life' :)