Why do our homes seem like consciousness sinkholes? The moment we get home we plunge into our unconscious behaviour from the moment we get home to the moment we leave for work the next morning. Sitting has become a disease. It’s so easy to be pre-occupied nowadays, if we’re not lost into our phones most likely we are lost into TV shows, movies or music. We become so lost in our behaviour that the night passes with absolutely nothing getting accomplished.
It’s so easy to get mesmerized. Whether it be fantastic writing or eye-capturing graphics the fantasy is real. We’ve become so subdued by the reflection that we become lost and disassociated in our actual lives.
I’m not knocking TV shows, movies or music… I’d never do that, I’ve done my fair share of participating. What I’m trying to rationalize is conscious viewing.
Rather than binge watching shows/movies we should be more deliberate with our entertainment. Its fine to get lost into a show but at what cost?
Our sources of entertainment have become sinkholes for our behaviour. We should be more deliberate with how we spend our time. Watching TV is fine but watching TV for two/three hours every single night gets a bit costly. We begin to avoid the daily practices we should be participating in. Television breaks will, it depletes willpower.
It’s like sitting in a closed room with nothing but donuts in front of you. It’s only a matter of time before you break and have one. This is the same kind of influence television has on us. Although we may be able to avoid the television periodically, it’s only a matter of time before we plug ourselves back in.
Whatever happened to going outside or reading a book? It seems so unnatural this day in age. Considering most people experience anxiety or ADHD symptoms it makes what should be usual definitely unusual.
All of our unhealthy symptoms are a sign of neglect. Neglecting to be informed, neglecting nature, and neglecting to care for one’s self. We need to begin to challenge ourselves, we need to unplug from technology and begin to enjoy the outdoors. We need quiet and piece of mind.
Being constantly bombarded by messages and never slowing down can become a barrier to one’s personal reflection. We need a quiet pause to analyze and evaluate, to follow our trains of thought and to do our best thinking.
We need to work on building up our attention span. Begin to socialize more, listen when people speak. Read books and learn everything we possibly can. We need enjoy different events and participate in new and exciting activities. Schedule blocks to enjoy yourself. Whether it be watching TV, playing on the internet or going to events be deliberate with how you spend your time. Time spent only becomes wasted once we lose purpose for our actions. Remember that taking time to do the things should never be an issue, the issue is when you become fully consumed into whatever it is you’re doing and forget about our other concerns.