A Choice: Your Phone or Your Life

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I realize that times change and that each generation does things differently than the one before it.  I also understand that the world around us requires us to change the way we do things.   I do believe, however, that with all the technology created to make our lives easier, we’ve actually allowed ourselves to become even busier than we were before.  This is about how we choose to manage that.

Obviously things change over time, usually a lot of time so that we don’t even notice it happening.  The goal of these advancements is to allow us to get more done in less time.  I think, however, we’ve taken that free time and filled it up with even more things to do, usually online and usually via our phone.  Yes, we get more done, but I don’t think we’ve gained anything because we’re not using it for things we want to do; we just keep adding in more things we think we have to do.   I think we’re so addicted now to filling up our time that we simply don’t know any other way.  Any free minute we have, we reach for our phone or laptop.  We always have to be looking at something, checking something, or doing something (or more than one thing). Continue reading “A Choice: Your Phone or Your Life”

Waiting Room Etiquette

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So recently I’ve had the pleasure(?) of sitting in a waiting room and wanted to share my opinion on this topic.  Obviously we all have to wait for things, especially doctors, in these rooms.  None of us want to be here; we all have other places that we’d rather be (e.g., anywhere else).  But, since we’re stuck in this room together, I have a couple of of helpful hints that will make it more pleasant for all of us.

Bring something to do.  Sitting or standing and staring at the rest of us, walking around, and fidgeting can be avoided if you simply bring something with to entertain yourself. Continue reading “Waiting Room Etiquette”