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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone

This blog is inspired by a line in this poem:
Ever since it was posted on Glow* this poem has basically been a big part of my life motto. I'm trying to help myself be more comfortable on my own at the moment and a lot of it has been due to and helped by this poem.

One of the things that I've really been working on right now is the art of letting myself go without technology. As most people my age, I'm often on my phone or plugged into my iPod, listening to music to keep me company. But this month I've started to let myself just be alone with me more. When I'm walking home I don't put my headphones in and let music keep me company: I keep myself company and let myself be enough. Listening to my own thoughts and the nature around me is enough on these walks. I don't get bored, as I would have done, because I've learnt to listen to myself. It feels good. My head gets so overcrowded at times, it's good to have those times when I'm travelling to my next task to just be with me.

Of course I still appreciate company when I have it, I've just learnt not to need company all the time. It's good and it's helping me become a better person, to know myself more and maybe start loving myself as I would a friend. Not being dependent on technology to keep me company is a big step in this journey and it feels good to be there.

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