Because we're all spending waaaaaaay too much time staring at screens -- and even when we do come across some nugget of wisdom that has the capacity to improve our lives we don't really do anything with it.
I work with families to get help them balance the powerful pull of the digital world and get fun, loving and connected in real time in real life. Things are out of whack, but today I'm not going to whip up an infographic to frighten you -- I'm just gonna give it to you straight.
Stop staring at the screen.
Seriously! Get outta here and go be with the people in your life. Go have an experience, make a memory, just do something real.
Do you think Oliver Sacks is reflecting on all the ways he could've spent more time reading self-help articles?
Nope, not a chance.
I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. -- Oliver Sacks
I'm not making light of what Oliver and those who know and love him are facing right now -- but to honor him, precisely because of how inspiring he's been especially now. If you haven't read it, here's a link to his article.
So let's Carpe Diem with whatever time we've got in the here and now. And if you're looking to actually do something about changing how much time you're spending staring at a screen, check out my website (briefly!) I've got all kinds of resources that'll fire you up to go and do, and be and dream and try and fail and try again.
Let's spend the weekend with the people we love by choosing to make time for what matters to us by having experiences and creating memories for whatever time we have left in this world.