If you’re anything like me, then your favorite part of January is the prospect of a fresh new year stretched out before you, full of promise and hope.
And if you’re anything like me, then your least favorite part of January is that it turns into February all too quickly and without incident. Unless you count distractedness and a general sense of overwhelm as “incident.”
And if you’re still anything like me (at this point let’s just go ahead and assume you are, just for the sake of this piece, okay?) then that weighs heavily on you.
The distractedness and overwhelm, I mean.
Because at the end of the day you yearn for simplicity and focus, you just aren’t sure how to stop it from slipping through your fingers.
Finding that inner quiet you crave can be hard enough, but carrying it with you throughout the day is even harder.
The day is loud.
The day is full of to-do lists, commitments to meet, mouths to feed, and places to be.
Meanwhile it’s all set to the fast paced narrative of social media. That constant buzzing in the background; the pings and dings that remind you not only what you’re supposed to be doing, but what everyone else and their Aunt Fay is doing.
As humans living in an Internet era we’re expected to take in and process a huge amount of information at an alarming pace.
Like, an unnatural amount of information.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed. And I don’t mean to feel overwhelmed, I mean to actually be overwhelmed. Read More…