Have you ever looked up from your phone only to realize that you’ve spent 30 mins researching what causes a rash. Or 40 mins watching short videos that added little else than vague amusement to your life.
The internet is masterful at offering us easy to munch ideas, images, and experiences.
It’s like a Dorito, most of the magic is in the coating. Once that’s gone, you’re left with an inferior corn chip with little texture or nutritional value.
We almost never do this in real life. Spending time walking down a street, noticing the architecture of buildings, spending time chatting with a store clerk.
Real life is harder, it’s 3D, it’s complicated, it’s messy. But the payoff is real.
It’s why spending time in nature is so healing. And why spending hours in the digital forest is so exhausting.
So the next time you notice yourself lost in the woods of pages and ideas, you might try going outside and being with yourself for a change.
It may not be as easy or immediately satisfying, but I guarantee it will change your life.