The idea of prison scares many of us. Being alone and distant from those you love can take a toll on overall health and well-being. Surprisingly, we don’t have to be in solitary confinement to be alone and distant. Over the years we have come to rely on technology so much, that we have created a prison without bars. We have made ourselves unavailable to the emotional circus we call society. We tend to become lone-wolves and after a while we begin to miss sharing our daily lives with other human beings.
When we find ourselves isolated we begin to feel like outcast and can have a difficult time finding our place in the world. Our productivity and innovation begin to decrease, and it is just a matter of time before we overwhelm ourselves with frustration. Such reasons are why major companies take employees on retreats; to reconnect with themselves and each other.
Catching up with a friend helps me with motivation and creativity. Refreshes me. Conversations are an integral part to our being. It opens us up to new perspectives and ideas. Spreads knowledge worth sharing. We tend to occupy ourselves with digital activities and close ourselves off to others. The world is a beautiful place, full of amazing stories and personalities. Our phones and computers have replaced the feeling you get from spending quality time with someone you appreciate having in your life. Almost as if we have desensitized ourselves towards the human touch.
If you find yourself feeling burned out, sad, or even angry, call a loved one. It might change your outlook and your mood. It will help you regain your focus and composure. Your mind will reset. Your motivation and creativity will live on and flourish. Most importantly, it’s nice to hear a familiar laugh. Share interesting thoughts and observations. After all, life is about moments with friends and family. The more you share, the more learn.