Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
How do we slow down and get uninterrupted deep thinking space back?
The Sabbath Manifesto suggest 10 principles to slowing down lives.
Number one? (Of course) Avoid technology.
And their most brilliant idea of all? For our cell phones to have sleeping bags.
Although, I rarely use mine. It's always asleep. I forget to wake it up. So mine doesn't need a sleeping bag it needs a cup of coffee. (Well, it's over 10 years old and so it needs a lot more than just coffee...)
To my surprise, I've avoided the iPhone--only because it's so beautiful. (So beautiful that I'd always be on it and missing things out there, etc.) So I keep my old phone that doesn't tempt me. (The draw back: no one can reach me and yesterday I almost missed a fabulous brunch with friends because of it... so any day now I may find myself with an iPhone. But if I do, I promise I'm getting a sleeping bag with it.)
Anyway, maybe on your Christmas list--a sleeping bag for your phone?
And then here's this great article too:
Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world's information at our fingertips.