Let me ask you a question.
On what day do you have the hardest time trying to sleep?
Is it Sunday night like me?
I guess there are several factors that combine to keep me restless on Sunday nights. First, I lie in bed wondering where the weekend has gone.
Most times, it seems like I am doing twice as much over the weekends as I am doing during the week. I can't stop working and I can't stop playing at the same time.
It also seems like I pull the "emotional plug" on the previous week on Sunday nights. My brain scans all of my priority lists and starts readjusting them for the week ahead.
And then there's the fact that I am so excited to start the week and so excited by all of the things I am going to experience and accomplish before Friday comes around again.
Is there a little voice inside of your head constantly screaming out:
"There is so much to do and so little time to do it?"
It's even weirder that this seems to be getting worse as I get older.
I think it has something to do with internet and what this incredible resource is doing to me.
Yes, the internet offers an endless horizon of learning and discovery and experience and instant gratification but it also can be a mental overload at times.
On Sunday nights my brain is acting just like it's surfing the world wide web and I can't stop it.
There are times I feel it is actually making me less focused, less centered, less able to concentrate and even less satisfied in a curious and particular intellectual way.
So I searched out my problem this morning and found this wonderful video from the company "Epipheo" a wonderful internet video communication company.
It is based on the research of Nicholas Carr, author of several books about technology and culture.
I think, in a strangely silly but thoughtful way, that it truly might explain my issue.
Have a look and let me know what you think.
I guess beauty is still in the eyes of the beholder even if it is now an electronic allure.
Maybe my Sunday nights are a reminder to log off and experience real life.
I know I am totally addicted to the internet.
And you know what?
I am not ashamed telling you that.
But I do realize that there still has to be a balance between experiencing a cyber vacation to Ecuador and feeling the damp, green grass under my feet.
Maybe I'll start sleeping outdoors on Sunday nights.
"Calm down, unplug and focus on one thing at a time."
That's sound advice from Nicholas Carr's book / video "The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains"
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!