Today’s Gem of Insight #118

IMG_4431Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that sometimes it’s just nice to stay home and have some personal time. I enjoy being social, seeing the world, and communing with life on a regular basis, something that I believe is likely the case for many of us. I appreciate the people whom I meet, the experiences that I become a part of (sometimes inadvertently), and the lessons that I learn along the way.

Yet, at times, I want and need to have some time to myself, not in an attempt to avoid others or lock myself away from the world, but rather as a time of self-rejuvenation, if you will. Oftentimes, taking the time to stay at home and enjoy me, myself, and I not only allows me to relax, but it also helps me to learn things about myself of which I was previously unaware.

So, the next time that a friend or loved one ops to make it a night in instead of a night out, let’s applaud them knowing that they are taking some much needed time for themselves and making themselves a better them in the process. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #106

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that road trips are a great way to clear our minds and alleviate stress, whether cross country or centered in our general locale. A few carefree miles of new (or infrequently encountered) scenery can be enough to clear the mind of troubles and grant to it a peaceful escape, albeit temporary. And that temporary escape may very well help us to think in a substantially clearer manner, as well as leave ourselves open to even the briefest moments of insight and introspection. Now who would not benefit from that? #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #69

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that taking mini-breaks from technology can be beneficial. Like most of us I enjoy making use of the technology that I have available to me. And, most of the time, that technology enhances my life rather than subtracts from it.

However, at times I become acutely aware of the fact that technology is occupying too large of a position in my day-to-day endeavors, and a little bit of a break from it is in order. Now, that does not mean that I get rid of the technology that I have or that I launch a “down with technology” campaign. What I prefer to do instead is to take little mini-breaks from technology by turning my cellphone off for a few hours, taking extended periods of time away from social media and anything remotely connected to social media, and making it a point to not turn on my computer. Sometimes I do all of these at the same time, and on other occasions i may just do one or two of them. The main thing is that I take a much needed break from the technology takeover that can sometimes happen when I do not exercise enough moderation as it concerns my use of technology.

Now, you may not typically find yourself in need of a little time away from some of the technology in your life. But if you do ever find yourself in that position, I encourage you to give the idea of taking a mini-break from technology a try. After all, a few moments away from technology is certainly doable. #lovebythedrop