There is a reason why many meditation and life-seizing coaches recommend you go offline for as much as you possibly can.
Scrolling on a screen all day steals your energy and mental clarity.
But most of all, it takes you away from life itself.
Because be it as it may, life is what is that blur that is happening around your screen. Just lift your head up long enough to devour it.
We go outdoors to breathe in fresh air; to socialise with real people; to view greener fields, bluer waters, and clearer skies; to marvel at the beauty of the world we live in.
Yet we do nothing of that.
Because even out there, we’re stuck on a screen. We’re so invested in what everyone else is doing and showing off online that we hardly exploit our ‘free’ time. As if a photo for a social post is enough to have said that we’ve done something different. Sure, photos are the concrete remnants of our memories. But there’s so much more to that. It’s all the moments we spend talking, laughing, doing things, hugging, and simply being around our loved ones that make the difference. It’s the feelings we create in those moments that cannot be captured or properly portrayed in a photograph.
So next time you’re out and about, around your favourite people (or not), put down your phone and observe the world around you.
You might just be amazed by it.