Unplug, Please!

Have you ever noticed when you’re with a group of friends at a social gathering, whether it’s at a bar or sporting event, how often people conversate with their phones?  So what’s the point of even traveling to these social gathering places if you’re not going to conversate with each other in person?

Yes, all you skeptics may say, well, I’m doing both, talking to the friends here and talking to friends elsewhere.  But why not give your full attention and not worry about sending a text, “omg, fyi, this is so boring, I should have never came.”  Do something about it!  Give your all to your friends and family.  That includes your attention.

Put the cell phone away and ignore it, why not even turn it off.  People will survive a few hours without your funny complaining text messages.  My point is we need to realize the technology we’ve become obsessed with is ruining our relationships.  Everything is so superficial now.

Take Facebook.  People on Facebook are only living their lives through their best lens.  They aren’t going to post bad pictures of themselves or anything to deter other peoples’ perspectives.  We’ve become so obsessed with other peoples’ lives and celebrity status.  Why not physically embrace and actually put the effort into sustaining relationships?!  The same goes for our relationship with God.  We’re not fooling Him when we aren’t putting in the effort, even though we want so much out of the relationship.

We try to deny mistakes and inadequacies in our lives.  Consequently, we begin to live through an ideal, yet unrealistic Facebook lens, that we try to deny or neglect all the bad things that happens in our life.  We simply cannot do this in our relationship with the Lord.  But the good thing is, He can carry the burden of all of our troubles and issues.  But first, we must accept Him into our lives, truly give time to Him and put Him ahead of everything else.

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About jthealthyfit

https://faithandfitnessembrace.wordpress.com/ I am passionate about health/wellness, nutrition, sports and most importantly, my relationship with God. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Sport Studies from Miami University and a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University. I am a corporate wellness coordinator and personal trainer in Columbus, OH. Please email me for personal training rates at ffembrace@gmail.com. I'm excited to be working with you, God Bless! View all posts by jthealthyfit

2 responses to “Unplug, Please!

  • rxnickrun

    If people would listen to your suggestions to unplug, many relationships would improve, especially if we put the Lord first in our lives. Although I’d be happy if they didn’t text or update their Facebook while driving.

    • jthealthyfit

      Oh most definitely! It has caused more problems than anything. We’re so reliant on technology and computers. And people are willing to sacrifice their safety on the road to “update” their statuses, it’s scary. Thanks for commenting!

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