Today’s Gem of Insight #69


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

Today’s Gem of Insight #8


Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that time waits for no one. For some reason we human beings tend to approach life as though we have all of the time in the world, when in reality the few years of life that we have will be up before we know it. I am certainly an optimist, yet at the same time I realize that time moves rather quickly and once it is gone we cannot bring it back. And because we are human beings who on average live for about seventy-eight years, the series of twenty-four hour days that comprise our lives, which we fill with numerous tasks, are finite.

So what does all of this mean? I am glad that you asked. It means that we need to make every single year, month, week, day, minute, second, and so forth count. How do we do that? We accomplish that by strategically planning our time according to what is important, necessary, and desired for us. Do we have to plan every single thing that we do in advance? No. However, we should at least take the time to plan for the things that are important and necessary for us, and then build the rest of our schedule from there. By doing this we are essentially ensuring that we live our lives on purpose.

My guess is that no one wants to look back on their life once they have reached a very seasoned and mature age and realize that they spent the bulk of their time on things that held very little to no meaning, and that they missed out on doing many of the things that were more important and necessary for them. That is not what I want for myself, and that is certainly not what I want for you either.

So, even though time in and of itself may be fleeting, we can still find ways to maximize the time which we are given. After all, we have been blessed with this life, so we might as well be good stewards of it. #lovebythedrop