Downside of the Information Revolution

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You may need a neck pillow to keep your head up for all the great ideas that come your way every day.

With exciting news flying at you on how to provide the most fun yet inexpensive birthday party, or an article about how to save on beauty products by using what you have in your kitchen, it is a wonder you get any rest at all!

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It is fortunate that you do not have to keep all of these wondrous innovations in your head. With social media and technological advancements, you can save them for later, or share them with your friends who can also bookmark them.


In this age of information overload, you may have taken desperate measures to be the best mom, wife, neighbor, daughter, or person you can be. There are plenty of quotes and memes on how to improve yourself. Do not try to achieve all of them at once. Take one thing at a time.


Prevent information burnout by taking a moment to reflect on the marvel of your life and enjoy what you already have. Relax and spend time with real people. Your ideas will be waiting for you when you get around to it.


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How to braid your hair twenty different ways, or learning how to manually take photographs is a lofty goal, but is it really necessary?


You are free to choose those ideas that will benefit you the most. It is okay to bookmark more than you will actually use. Just be realistic about your abilities and talents.


Choose wisely what you will spend your time and attention on. Addiction to anything can be harmful. Take a rest and pamper yourself.

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Which Social Media Do You Feel you are Addicted to

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumbler
  • Wanelo
  • Stumbleupon
  • Youtube
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What do you think?

I, for one, admit that I feel I must check facebook, instagram, and pinterest on a daily basis. So I guess I am addicted. If I haven't been online for a few days, I feel out of touch and a bit of anxiety wondering how many emails I have piling up or wondering what I have missed.

If I do not make plans for the day, I can easily slip into an online coma, staring at the posts or images for hours on end before realizing I have wasted half a day. What a predicament we have put ourselves in.

Do we ignore loved ones or miss out on other opportunities because we are addicted to social media?

I hope we can do better for ourselves and our families. At least if we are online, make it worthwhile. Do some family history, indexing, writing, or sharing your experiences and knowledge with others. I'm talking to myself here, and hope that I will take my advise.

© 2014 Elayne

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