Have you ever pushed yourself too much in an area of your life to the point that it wasn’t as fun as it used too be? I go through phases where I want to dial back who I am in many areas. What causes us to want to trade out things we love to do from time to time? Maybe it’s the Gemini in me but I’m becoming less and less infatuated with social interaction. There are times when talking on the phone seem like a chore. I’ve never really been a very social person but there are times when you feel like you should have interaction with people who you don’t see very often.
My mother is a couple of hours away and we used to talk on the phone 3 to 4 hours a week. Now we barely talk 25 minutes. Maybe I get this from her. She has her moments when she wants to talk a lot but most days, it’s a 3 – 5 minute conversation and she’s good.
There are just so many distractions out there that make us far more introverted than we once realized. Social media and immediate access to people, places, and things make it hard to appreciate solid interaction today. We are glued to our phones and tablets 24/7 and very unaware of what is taking place around us. Maybe it’s time for another 30 day social media fast. Maybe it’s time to shut down the outside distractions and concentrate on the things that should matter the most.
If your day is on display every day, then is there any real reason to ask a person how they are doing today? Is there any reason to ask what you did today? Is there any reason to want to know something that you kind of already know the answer too? Maybe it’s time to get back the one thing that makes us all human. Social interaction!!!