(first of all, one of the few big words I use)
Over the last week or so, I have had this thought. And when I say it, you will all think I am silly because I didn’t realize this before. But if you understand my generation and the way this world is heading, you will get it.
So here it is:
I do not have to be available to talk to all the time. I do not have to have a screen in front of my face all the time. SO….
I am going to unplug a little.
I realized this cause most of my stress right now comes from the internet.
When I get on Facebook, everyone’s problems become my problems. Not that I don’t like these people and don’t care, but 10 years ago, if they wanted me to know, they would have told me. And most of the time I can’t do anything about it anyway.
Then there is my store…holy cow…stress city…
I stress over too many sales and not enough time
I stress over too few sales and not enough money
I stress over how many people have looked at my store that day and where those hits are coming from.
And it is silly.
It even got so bad that I bought an iPhone so now I can take my stress with me! Everywhere!
And I do! I’ll be in a meeting, and have to check my email 85 times just to make sure…
cause you know, someone could ask me a question and I wouldn’t be right there to answer that second….
I’ve decided that if I lose a customer because it took me a couple hours to respond, then I didn’t really want that customer anyway.
Cause they were probably going to be a pain.
So for the next couple weeks, I will get online to schedule my items on tophatter. I may or may not worry about standby, we will see.
If I am around I will discuss my item when it is up for bid. If not, so what.
When I am at home. My cell will be shut off. The people who need to get a hold of me know my home number and if it is a total emergency, the PD knows where I live. They can come get me.
In the training I go to twice a month and in meetings, my cell will be on silent, no vibrate. The daycare and the school can get a hold of my parents if something happens cause I will be too far away to do anything right away.
When I am out with my kids, for the most part, I think the phone will stay at home. Unless we have a schedule to keep cause that thing is my clock and calendar and my memory sucks to much to try to do anything else.
I will be interested to see how much different life is when I just focus on the things in front of me that aren’t on a screen.
And just let the stresses that come from the technology in the world take a backseat for a while.