disconnecting

Watch someone doing something that brings them joy - it's best when they don't know you're watching. My husband is a master
If you're feeling like I did about social media- hooked, glued, fixated, and ultimately disappointed- an unsocial experiment might be worth a shot. Just one month can give time to refocus, recenter, and reconnect- all by disconnecting.
Sex comes and goes, but notifications are forever.
Here are five tips for creating stillness with ease this season and within your everyday life:
Only our internal experience and our emotions can truly guide us towards the answers to the big questions. But emotions get a bad wrap! We all know we have them. Yet, somehow, us humans get caught in a struggle to control or get rid of them.
In this hyper-connected, on-line all-the-time culture, it has never been more important to disengage and slow down. Adults have been doing it for years -- through yoga and the increasingly popular practice of mindfulness, which is generally described as the state of being attentive to the present moment.
"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon." Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is steep.
Our ability to stay balanced in this day and age of exponential technology proliferation shall assist us in connecting to more things real and being present in the moment. The idea is not to become arcane or completely disconnect with the tech space but to strike equivalence in life.
As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.