There is never enough time and too many things to do. It always used to be a problem, a full time job, children to raise, a house to manage, clean, cook, watch a bit of television, find time for friends and your relationship.
But in this new age of modern technology and ‘screens’ all around us, time has become even more difficult to find. There are so many more things to do, all pulling us away from relationships with people in the real world.
- 6 games of Words with Friends on the go – can’t leave my opponents waiting too long
- a blog to write
- other blogs to read
- Killing silly birds or shooting jelly beans
- Facebook – got to comment or like my friends posts or they will think I don’t care
- Go online to check out a link or something shared on the social media– and end up whiling away hours following different leads down different paths
- catch up tv or all those programs I recorded with my automatic recording device and never get the time to watch
The list goes on. And I don’t even do Twitter, or Instagram or Snapchat or an y of the other other social media sites that my children tell me about.
I may be turning into an old fuddy duddy – but what happened to just sitting down for an hour and enjoying a good book, relaxing with a cup of tea, chatting with friends on the phone?
They seem to have disappeared into the frenzy created by all the ‘screens’ with no time left to do anything ‘real’.
Is it just me or is there less quality to our lives with the advent of Google and smartphones and all that they have brought into the world?