I call sleep “The Great Sleep Mystery.” It has always baffled me. And angered me. I have so much I want to do in life, and sleep always seemed to get in my way.
The Great Sleep Mystery
So for half of my life (maybe more), I have fought sleep. Resisted, tampered with it, and especially purposefully pushed myself to not sleep. I’ve realized now just how wrong I’ve been about this.
We, as human beings, think that through social networks, we’ve somehow become more social creatures.
The problem with this theory is, the more we “connect” online, the less actual human interactions we have, making us actually fairly unsocial.
A new video breaks down exactly how the social aspects of human beings have evolved and transformed, showing how we’ve regressed from a social standpoint.
Shimi Cohen shows exactly what’s wrong with our social structure now, and how we manipulate how we want to be presented to peers, family members, and potential mates on social media, rather than having vulnerable and genuine conversations in real time.
Check out this video above, and take a moment to truly assess how you conduct yourself, both online and in person.
living in the present
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
One of the best, unforeseen consequence of simplifying our lives is it has allowed us to begin living our lives in the present. Eliminating nonessential possessions has freed us from many of the emotions associated with past lives that were keeping us stuck. And clearing our home has allowed us the freedom to shape our lives today around our most important values.
I have met a lot of great people since I first started this website and podcast … a lot of great people with GREAT insights. I have decided to post an invitation to write for First Things and open up my blog for submissions. I read about Daniel Scocco’s practice at DailyBlogTips, convinced me to give it a try. He has produced a nice set of Guest Post Guidelines that inspired me to write my own.
So, effective immediately, I will accept guest posts. Currently, I do not plan to publish more than one post per week. These will likely appear on Monday.
Here is a great video from my podcast teacher on why you should consider creating a podcast. If you have any interest in Cliff’s podcasting course, use the code “first500” (without the quotes) and you can get $500 off his amazing course!
Does technology help you? Or rule you? Something to think about …
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
How are your “first things”?