We live in a time where we’ve never been more connected– through smart phones, social media, email, text. For many, it’s a blessing and a curse. You can stay in touch with dear childhood friends and watch their children grow – even though we live miles apart. At the same time, a seemingly endless stream of distractions and stressors seeps into our lives through our smart phones and computers – distressing news headlines, late-night emails, work emergencies, endless advertising on social media, to name just a few. Amid all this “digital connection”, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated.
How do we muddle through this digital chaos? Why does it feel so hard to unplug from our devices and just be?