It’s only so often we let interruptions come into our day to day lives. With the blessings of the internet, especially social media, we are able to see almost every detail of people’s lives. Even if it’s only what they want us to see. It’s very understandable to feel as if you need to get involved with this culture. I for one am guilty of it myself. We spend our free time broadcasting everything we do and what we think which can take us out of the present moment.
For example, what happens when we take a photo on Instagram? We pause to document whatever it is we are eating or drinking. We snap a shot of the sights we are seeing or the building we are admiring. We pull ourself out of the moment to concern ourselves over how many likes we get. We take ourselves away from the concert we are watching or the conversation we are having or the meal we could be eating. Instead, we want to snap it and share it with the world, rather than relishing at the moment fully.
I personally would like to see us come back to the present more. That way we can break the habit of distractions and relish what we are doing right now.
It’s not a bad thing to share. But we need to be mindful to hold ourselves back from the temptation to share a moment on social media when we could be enjoying it to its fullest.
Let’s try to need to catch ourselves and stop for a moment. We need to learn to keep it to ourselves. Whenever you have a delicious looking meal in front of you or you have a coffee in a cute cafe, try and enjoy the moment without sharing it with anyone.