I love being connected globally, and I enjoy the many conveniences of this wonderful age of computing through life and business, All of this technology gets rid of our mundane tasks so that we have more time to stop and smell the roses. Case in point: social media photos and status. The trend appears to be that we seem to embrace more tasks to take the place of the mundane ones. We leave ourselves with less time to actually experience the moment we just snapped for social media. The result is that we rob ourselves of the richness of bonding with our experiences. Soon they will be relegated to memories of something you didn't participate in, only recorded. It doesn't have to be that way and there are other directions to take to effectively work with technology so that its advantages are fully felt. I enjoy snapping moments as much as the next person, but I have a method to help control the posting of those moments so that I keep them in perspective, and enjoy them more fully when I share.
1. Capture the moments on audio, video or photo.
2. File them in an online Journal with the date and event.
3. Rather than post in real time, save the moments for later posting and reflecting.
I like this method because it allows me to be more present with what is happening now so I can be reflective about it afterward. I find myself remembering more about the details of what my eyes saw in taking the photo; or the feelings behind a status I made. It releases a positive feeling about what I experience.
Give it a try yourself. It's an enriching and fulfilling way to co-exist happily using social media.