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Life in the Digital Fast Lane

Life in the Digital Fast Lane | Unplug | Scoop.it
It's no wonder that companies are training their staff in mindfulness techniques (Guardian >> How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses http://t.co/M3EqLtr4g7)...
Susan Taylor's insight:

Before we know it, self-driving cars will become the norm.  And what will we do with that extra time? 


"The reality will be that, rather than seizing those precious chunks of time for all the things we always say we wish we could do more of, we'll end up working and pouring distractedly over our phones", cramming in email, texting, or "vanity-scrolling our infinite, pointless Facebook newsfeeds" before arriving at our final destination.


That's life in the Digital Fast Lane.  And that's why Jemima Kiss suggests mindfulness as a powerful tool for creating a bit of invaluable space and perspective. 


"So the next time you find yourself lost in a mindless web, maybe mindfulness is worth a thought. It's about exploring the sensory experience of being alive, rather than the superficial sensations of being online".



emma barlow's curator insight, December 30, 2014 6:30 AM

9. Gives an overview of downside to a digital lifestyle. Points out of the dangers o commercialisation of meditation and mindfulness practices such as meditation iphone apps. 

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He Gave Up The Internet For A Year: Now He's Back

He Gave Up The Internet For A Year: Now He's Back | Unplug | Scoop.it

I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

"It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I'm internet free."

craig daniels's insight:

Until today I had never heard of Paul Miller or the heroic journey he's been on during this last year, his journey was to live without the internet for one full year.

Did Paul Miller find Nirvana or at least a pea sized bit of serenity over the year he withdrew from social networking and everything else on the internet? It doesn't seem so, but he does seem to have realized the age old axiom, " wherever you go, there you are."

I don't know Mr Miller but I can empathize with his struggle and disappointments he shares with us, and his conclusion at the end of his journey that "he was wrong." I'm at times this thought is hard to hold and look at.

Expectations are tailored made to deliver disappointment and its twin, suffering, My gentle suggestion to anyone who pines for a time without the internet is, seek balance within what is, don't run away.

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Can Laziness Expand ROI?

Can Laziness Expand ROI? | Unplug | Scoop.it
THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to get ahead....
craig daniels's insight:

Who in their right mind would ask such a question as, Can Laziness Expand ROI.

Well it seems over at the Economist the Schumpeter Gang thinks the notion is worth at least a blog post about the subject. And in their zeal to find an answer to every procrastinators dream they've come up with a very compelling argument in its favor.

Who among us doesn't know that endless meetings and constant email checking wreaks havoc on productivity? Maybe looking out the window as Jack Welch did while at GE really has merit for every level of creative and non creative in your organization.

Stop working for just a moment and skip on over to read the rest of this blog post about the merits of laziness, you'll be glad you did. And share the post with your boss.

You might also enjoy: Embrace Slowness: Find Your Inner Tortoise

Horizon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:10 AM

Interesting ideas here, whether or not there really is any benefit to a life of laziness, or if these techniques are simply productivity in tortise's clothing is debatable.

Christine Donalies's curator insight, November 24, 2013 12:12 AM

It sure is better for our brains~