I’ve heard most of us look at our phones over 100 times a day.
All this endless looking at stuff momentarily fills a void doesn’t it? Somedays I feel it too. This restlessness, this covering over. Why?
Sometimes it’s habit, but many times we look repeatedly when we feel stuck or restless.
For one reason or another we are thinking or acting in circles and can’t find our way out. We feel frustrated, helpless, and useless. So, we start looking at stuff to distract ourselves and fill the void.
Here’s the thing: We are looking at the wrong stuff to fill the void!
When we start looking at THE STUFF that we know we need to, the stuff we are afraid to, the stuff that matters, the restlessness fades. When we start doing brave things, the things we know are deep in our hearts, the things that help other people and make a healthy difference in the world, we will feel needed and encouraged and the void will be filled.
The endless looking at the unimportant can stop.
“Part of being our best selves is having the guts to not avert our eyes, to look closely at what scares us, what disappoints us, what threatens us. By looking closely we have a chance to make change happen.” Seth Godin (from the blog post Avert Your Eyes)