Friend me, follow me, fan me, text me, watch this, did you see that?, share this, post that, iPhone, Crackberry, YouTube, iPad, Big Brother is watching, there’s and APP for that, why did Facebook change it’s layout, again?, WTF is Farmville? Mafia huh? LOL, OMG, yada yada yada, blah blah blah.
How about “disconnect?”
I’m curious as to how (or if) a person can truly shut it all off and genuinely enjoy the moment anymore?! Can it happen? How about a good ole’ fashion picture that is worth a thousand words rather than all the other noise that is pulling at all of us?
I enjoy reading Leo Babauta’s blog “Zen Habits“. It helps me slow down and deal with the stresses of small business life and actually enjoy the lifestyle Snoloha represents (the ongoing juggling act of running a lifestyle business).
His recent post “The Lost Art of Solitude” is a great read with this over-connected world we live in.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the importance of social media, mobile devices and the internet. I need to use all three to grow Snoloha and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it more on a personal level when our new baby girl arrives this summer and I can share her growth with my family and friends that live hours away and out of state.
I get it. I do.
But I think it’s extremely important to turn it all off every now and then. Yes, I use this blog, this website and the Facebook page to promote Snoloha and the spirit of escapism. And yes, I use it to connect with customers and to hear about your Snoloha moments and what it means to you…so I’m asking you to also participate in this juggling act of our over-connected world while carrying a vacation mentality through it. It’s a tricky juggling act, but I think it’s worth learning.
Rick Alden is the brains behind the brand SkullCandy and he guides his company with the belief that “no good idea is created from behind a desk.”
I like that.
Get out from behind the desk. Turn it all off for a bit. Enjoy it. Soak it up. Then…share it! See…THAT is the juggling act I’m talking about.
Today is opening day for the Detroit Tigers. I’m shutting everything down later this afternoon and using this as my reason for an escape today.
What’s your reason? Find it. It feels good and becomes an instant rationalization to turn it all off for a bit.