Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue asks what you are avoiding.
Episode 1588: That Busy, Huh? What Are You Avoiding? by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Technology Distractions
Helene Massicotte blogs about living life on your terms and experiencing true personal freedom. She describes herself as a person in search of all that life has to offer and who has built a life that enables her to do just that. No more, no less. She chose to retire from corporate life in her mid-thirties because it wasn't in line with what she wanted anymore.
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That busy would you,
waiting by massacred of Frida pursued. I come while at any a conference this pass up timber. I found myself increasingly preoccupy with my trio of electronic devices. Us causally checking my iphone
my laptop or Ipad an seeking wifi hotspots to ensure I could stay connected us downright manic about it funny
seems to happen when there's something I need to do that. I desperately want to avoid when used correctly, tech Agis can at a great.
Of quality to our lives. The convenience of being connected to cyberspace is irrefutable. We'll take care of many things without missing a beat communicate with family friend
colleagues, manage our household needs and wants by paying bills, ordering and scheduling products and services and managing shares schedules singing
source of entertainment and amusement, researching, create stain forward about local
international events and get up to the minute information on whether sports stocks and any other statistic that might be meaningful to us.
But maybe tech devices are hazardous enough to come with a warning label morning. Heavy use of this devices application
An associated notification services may affect your ability to live in the present cause you to confuse business with product
poverty and may even result in an aversion to living in the real world. Did I need to be that plugged in not in the slightest? So why did? I feel the need to make such heavy use of all of these tech marvels to look.
at every notification to refresh screens on a regular basis to seek out anything of interest, because I was uncomfortable with being in the present uncomfortable with my aunt
earlier surroundings. The number of people around me I do not know I wasn't comfortable with
possibility of doing what it is that we go to conferences to do me. People in person being head down immersed in some activity that absolutely could wait or worse, I was hardly relevant- was the ultimate avoidance
How can I possibly make the leap in me more people, I mean I was busy right because not only up to the responsible,
Did you do? What I knew I was there to do. I come to the conference to meet and get to know people
the opportunity to not only me people but have the type of conversations and learning opportunities that don't usually happen online, there's a different quality to face to face interaction at the very least you make new connection.
and once in a while, you interact with someone in a way that leaves you both with great ideas, thoughts and potential for action, though not likely have happened without that exchange. What an opportunity, because confusing business with productivity yep I got stuff done, but not the right stuff, not the stuff that matters I know a through and through, because I am experiencing regrets thinking back on it. My should have are numerous
What would have been productive during that conference was the shop with nothing more than one of my note books and a pen, I would have felt naked stripped of my electronic accoutrements
but it would have forced me to be in the moment, expand my comfort zone by sticking my neck out a meeting at least twice. A number of great folks. I managed to speak with business is a new drug of choice when it socialist
optimal, even desirable, when we consider business any differ from drinking using narcotics, watching gobs of minimum tv shopping
hoarding gambling or other escapes. These are all used for the same purpose avoidance,
We can avoid a whole lot of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. When we make sure we don't have time to breathe, just as we can
Do you want with needs. We conveniently confuse want two's with half two's by profession.
inviting interruptions intending to what is unnecessary, busy work. We delude ourselves
into believing that we don't have time to do what would make the biggest difference in our lives, though we don't have time to be risk
honourable, and take care of what matters most to us long term. It may feel better the moment, but the long term consequences
B as devastating as those of any other type of addiction. How do you handle technology is a sound work. Do you put away the productivity gadgets?
a regular basis when they seem to win over or take away from, was most important to you
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Epilogue of the posts that already, for you now epilogue a little taste of redemption. The conference I mention in opening paragraph to place six weeks ago, luckily
Three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to redeem myself a bit by meeting with a fellow writer at a local coffee shop. Despite a tendency towards introversion, I not going to repeat the mistake of reason
made as soon as he arrived up on my laptop and fallen on silent mode and took them in my purse with a first humanism, bit awkward of course, but we quickly shared an amazing interruption, distraction free conversation, though we only met for an hour. It felt as though time had slowed too.
comfortable crawl. We changed interesting thoughts and ideas, and we were clearly both enjoying and making the most of the experience the next,
Am I am confronted with the uncomfortable choice to be fully engaged our mind,
myself of these two very different examples. I hoped
he was more wisely in the future. Were memory too
If all that chimes in glows out of sight and not a mind.
Thank you again to you. I have a great rest of your day and I'll see you tomorrow. The bows from one of our narrators actually Gregg Adina, where optimal life awaits,
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