If you’re anything like me, your motor has been already running at full steam this whole year. Ever think about pausing for a little bit to just take in everything and everyone around you?
Chances are that you’re into social media just like I am and it’s true, social media is 24/7, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If social media were a city, it would be New York, the city that never sleeps. But as Ted Rubin constantly reminds me from his tweets, social media is all about relationships that go beyond the keyboard, screen, computer, tablet, or phone. You can’t build and enjoy those relationships if you don’t pause for a moment.
If you’re just wrapped up in the moment of it all I can’t blame you. The economy hasn’t been great and everybody is feeling the pressure to succeed at the same level with less. In some ways the holiday season doesn’t help. Stores are now open on Thanksgiving, a day that was meant to spend with family. We’ve got energy drink solutions that will help you stay awake and alert so that you can survive on only 4 hours of sleep a night.
I’m not suggesting that you go on an extended hiatus or hibernate. I’m not suggesting that you stop. I’m merely suggesting that you pause, take a break, and spend time with the people around you that you care about. As Jack Daniel’s cleverly put it for the holidays, “it’s not what’s under the tree that matters most, it’s who’s around it”.
I’d love to hear what you have to say about pausing and taking a break, so please share your comments and thoughts. What do you think about pausing for a moment?
I’d like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday! I hope you all get to enjoy the family and friends around you.