A Goldfish Has a Longer Attention Span Than I Do!
This short Whisper will provide you with a fantastic TOOL to keep your Mindset on the proper track each and every day.
You have 78 organs in your body. Your smart phone is probably organ number 79 for you.
You need each of those first 78 organs to function well to keep you healthy and alive.
I’m betting you think you need organ number 79 to function normally also.
I’m nearly 68 years old now and never had a smart phone until I was 63. Now I can’t seem to live without the damn thing and if I misplace it I panic.
It’s with me 7 days a week and 365 days a year. As much as my organs are.
It sits on my night stand and if it buzzes any time during the night I check it because I think it could be an emergency of some sort.
It’s the first thing I check in the morning when my eyes open and I’m attempting to clear the fog of sleep to prepare for the day.
It’s with me everywhere I go including where no other people are allowed… the bathroom. Yes, I’m using it while sitting on the toilet also. Heaven forbid.
I use the Internet connection on it to instantly learn about practically anything I need to know about during my day.
I used to have to get out the Encyclopedia Britannica or drive to the local library to get my needed information.
If I had to drive somewhere I always had my trusty Atlas map book to dig out and show me directions but now I just input the address I want to go to into my Maps App on my phone and some lady tells me each and every turn I need to make and I’m there.
I use Facebook to spy on my kids and grandkids every day.
How the hell did we function and get anything done in the 60’s and 70’s?
And now a Microsoft study tells me that due to the effect of our digitalized lifestyle a frickin goldfish has a longer attention span than I do!
Mine is 8 seconds now and a goldfish has a 9 second attention span! At least that’s what Microsoft tells me and if you don’t believe me Google it.
To be honest, I simply like having this high tech gadget with me to make my life easier. And it definitely does accomplish that for me so I’m not getting rid of it anytime soon.
So I have decided to use this high tech gadget to help me with my practice of living with mindfulness.
In my last Whisper I talked about what Mindfulness is and how to define and recognize it and the benefits it offers anyone who practices it.
In today’s fast, complex, chaotic lifestyles it is difficult to remember the importance of continuing to work on improving our Mindset each and every day.
We get lost in the have-to-be-there, have-to-do-this, never-ending shuffle of daily life nowadays.
So I’ve started using my smart phone to be my personal alarm to remind me to WORK ON MY MINDFULNESS.
You should do the same since I know your phone is within your reach at this very moment.
Each and every time it rings, buzzes, vibrates, or plays me a tune I know this my personal alarm and time to get back into my present moment, check on my thoughts and what I’m thinking about, take a look at how I’m feeling, and check what I’m doing right now and if I’m doing it the best I can.
Since I’ve got the damn thing with me all the time it makes perfect sense to use it as my MINDFULNESS ALARM. And you can easily and effortlessly do the same.
How great is that? It’s amazing!
If you think about it, this is a powerful TOOL you can rely on to snap you back into your reality of the moment instantly, get you re-focused on the task at hand whether at work or home, and remind you of how important it is to work on your Mindset every time it alerts you.
If you doubt my words here simply take notice how your body and your mind react each time your smart phone rings or vibrates.
It’s hold on you is real, and your ability to turn the tables and use it’s power for your benefit is also real.
When you utilize it as your own free personal assistant and life alarm you balance and diminish the negative reputation society has given these little high tech devices.
You can now welcome the intrusions as your signal to immediately get out of your ‘awake sleep’ and raise your consciousness and snap back into your present moment of living.
Using your smart phone as your alarm to BE ALIVE and not simply exist in a state of awake sleep is huge for you.
From now on every time your phone rings, buzzes, vibrates, or plays you a tune remember IT IS YOUR PERSONAL MINDFULNESS ALARM and it is your signal to snap back into your present moment!
And this life alarm we carry everywhere can remind us of how important the other 78 organs in our body are and that we had better take care of them so we can continue to use organ number 79.
You again worked on and elevated your Mindset to a higher level by reading this Whisper. Cool…