Connection > Distraction
What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you check your phone? Do you do a quick scroll through your newsfeeds to see if you missed anything while you were sleeping?
Do you pick up your phone to check a message and suddenly find yourself scrolling through your social newsfeeds and before you know it minutes maybe even an hour or hours have passed by.
How many times during the day do you pick your phone up at random to make sure you didn’t miss a text or something someone posted on social media?
This may seem normal for you. You’ve practically grown up with a phone in your hand “connected” to something on the other end of your screen. But how “connected” are you really?
I think our phones and social media distract us from living our best lives.
The purpose of social media is to build community and connect with people from all over the world. But how is it that with all the “connections” you might still feel lonely. Social media has created a perfect picture of a life no one can obtain. You see the highlight reel of people’s lives and walk away feeling like you’re not good enough or not worthy enough. You may even feel empty. You are so “connected” you are being robbed of living out those meaningful moments with your friends and family. You are being distracted from living your best life.
How do you feel when you’re constantly plugged in? Do you feel connected or distracted?
You are a relational being. You were created to connect with and be in a relationship with others. You crave connection. When you don’t take time to connect you become distracted and crave meaning and fulfillment in your life.
What can you do to get connected?
Here are four connections you can make that will leave you feeling fulfilled.
Connection to Yourself: Take some quiet time to do some self-reflection or an inner check in. Go on a walk or do something that brings you joy, and truly connect with the deepest part of yourself. You may be surprised at what you uncover.
Connection to Others: Spend time with others. Grab a coffee, sit, and talk with someone. Allow yourself to open up, share and really connect with that person. Be vulnerable. You might be surprised what you learn about yourself and the person you’re talking to.
Connection to Community: You want to make a difference in the world. This starts by connecting with your community. Take time to connect with and volunteer with an organization that supports something that you are passionate about. Research has proven that when you give to others you are also giving to yourself.
Connection to a Higher Power: You’ve got to know that there is something bigger than you in the world. Whether you believe in God, the Universe or a Higher Power it is really about being connected to greater meaning and purpose in life. It is connecting to that still small voice and tapping into your intuition.
Connection is where you find meaning and fulfillment in your life.
Are you connected or distracted?
What does connection mean to you?
What could you do to create more connection in your life? To yourself? Others? Your community? Higher Power?
How does it make you feel when you have had a chance to connect?
I would love to hear what you do to connect with yourself, others, your community or your Higher Power. Please share in the comments below.
Make today amazing!