So, like any muscle, if we are always focused on information input, it becomes even more difficult to force your brain to produce any output.
In other words, it turns out that an idle and wandering mind, once thought to be a detrimental characteristic of the unfocused, is actually one of the traits we need to encourage of one another. (ADHD…)
Science continues to find benefits for people who devote themselves to periodic silence. The challenge these days, however, is re-teaching ourselves how to disconnect completely, especially when we know our LinkedIn app icon just received a new notification.
. Abandon the phone.
Even if you will not admit it, you are probably addicted to your phone. The average American spends 12 hours per day consuming media, so even if you are slightly below average, you are still on your phone most of the time. For this exercise, put your phone in your car, outside or in the mailbox — anywhere where the urge to check it is overcome by the fact that you have to put on shoes to go get it. Just get it out of your space for five minutes. (Find yourself panicking? Well during the times I ACTUALLY FORGOT my phone! I learned to get over it, I did not have to Instagram everything (even though I haven’t used Instagram…it’s becoming a word for me like Google it…meaning pic & post, blog, etc all in one…someone us rolling their eyes! 🙂 yet some STILL do not understand…It is an addiction…utilizing it for Christ helped me notice when I was spending more time posting (ministry), whole not actually spending a lot of time with Christ for myself…a recipe for disaster)