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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Side Note on Dreams

Have you ever experienced a dream that you "know" you are dreaming, your aware of it. But yet you follow where the dream takes you? You begin to believe that the dream is real. I had one of those this past weekend, which for me can be a little unusually. Unusually in the fact that majority of the time, I do not remember my dreams.

This dream I remember. It wasn't anything scandalous, but it did get me thinking. I dreamt that technology ruined my imagination. I was standing on a non-descriptive block and I was trying to imagine something in my head, and I couldn't do it. I kept grabbing my phone and iPad to Google what I was trying to imagine, and it wasn't working. I kept trying and trying and trying, and nothing happened. Finally I woke up.

I think this was my subconscious way of telling me I spend too much time on these devices. I am guilty of being glued to social media, texting frequently, and grabbing for these devices if I'm bored. It's almost like a reflex muscle. But knowing myself, I know I can't give up cold turkey. So I'm going to try an experiment. I'm going to have specific times of the day where I "allow" myself to go onto social media. If it's not that time, I won't go on. I hoping to ease myself off of relying on it so much. I have this practice of staying off social media on weekends. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I do not. However when I succeed, I feel myself more motivated to work on my creative projects, such as my podcast.

So this is my goal.


Matt Maldre said...

I try to shut my computer down at night so I don't end up checking it when I wake up in the morning.

Chi-Town Kid 83 said...

It's my phone and iPad that get me every time. I'm thinking of hiding them at night so that I don't always gravitate towards them.

Matt Maldre said...

My habit is to plug them into the charger at night. The charger is not reachable from the bed.