You spent too much time browsing articles, tweets, blog posts, Facebook status updates and now you’ve reached information overload.
Our vocabulary has expanded again. The new term is “Infobesity” and it’s heavy.
No need to explain what it is since we’ve all experienced it. So how do you stay lean, yet “engaged”?
It’s really not much different than maintaining your physical health; balance, moderation, exercise.
1. Balance means taking time to unplug and defrag your brain. God calls it the Sabbath Rest and it’s not a religious dogma but infinite brilliance from our Creator.
2. Moderation means time blocking your priorities and filtering the flow of information. It’s hard to focus a frantic mind.
3. Exercise means exercise – literally. Physical exercise has everything to do with healthy brain function. It helps you concentrate, learn, lifts depression and reverses the detrimental effects of stress.
Your peace of mind is a significant key to success. There’s a plethora of information (here we go again) on the importance of recognizing the relationship between mind, body and spirit. Wholistic health has fascinated me for decades – it’s not optional – it’s how we’re made.
Uber busy-ness leads to infobesity. An overweight society is not a healthy society.
“The computer makes us fantastically more able to calculate and analyze.
It does not help us to meditate.
We have instruments to enable us to see everything from the nebulae to the neutron – everything except ourselves. We have immeasurably extended our gift of sight, but not of insight.
For that, we have the same equipment as the eighth-century prophets.
Potentially the same, but actually poorer, for while we have been busy extending one aspect of the knowing of telling self, we have allowed other aspects to atrophy.
We have built ourselves up into power transmitting stations but as receiving sets we are feeble.”
John V. Taylor penned those words back in the 70′s. And he thought the noise was deafening then!