Following this week’s theme of Attention and Intention, lets bring our awareness to our Distractions. We live in an information society and that is great, but I feel like I am on information overload.
I get easily distracted when I hear the beeps or see the notifications on my phone or tablet. I tend to stop what I am doing and get sucked into the time warp of the computer, email, texts or Facebook. So, for me, I have turned off the notifications and only check those devices two or three times a day. I might miss something, but will a few hours make a difference, I think not.
I went 10 days without touching technology devices when I attended Silent Awakenings, a silent retreat, offered through the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. I learned that I was much more at peace when I wasn’t distracted by technology. I love being connected, but I learned that it is important that I determine when I will use technology during the day and not let it run my life with alerts and notifications.
What are your distractions?
How can you minimize your distractions?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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