Have you ever stopped to think whether you are ever truly disconnected?
Many of us are never disconnected for longer than a few hours thanks to our smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition to text messages and calls, we also receive emails, and real time notifications from our social media accounts and apps.
If we have a spare few minutes, many of us will use that time to check our phone for updates. In that sense, we are still connected wherever we go – with a few exceptions of course: for example, it’s a little difficult to stay connected during your morning swim. However, this period of disconnectedness is often for a limited time.
How about you – do you ever take the time to purposefully disconnect?
How about when you go on holiday – do you disconnect from everything? perhaps just social media and email? or do you stay fully connected the whole time?
How do you think always being connected makes you feel on a daily basis? Does it provide comfort and positive feelings of being connected to others or do you feel it provides a distraction from other things in life or interrupts your relaxation time?
What do you think drives people to stay connected? Is it…
- social pressure – a feeling that it’s expected?
- the desire to be involved and a fear of missing out?’
- a necessity for work?
- a source of enjoyment?
- a habit?
- an addiction?
I look forward to connecting with you and hearing your thoughts…