If you don't record or post it, did it really happen?
Have you ever found yourself wanting to be in the moment, be present, be with out distraction, be in awe of the place that you are in and observing, Yet in the back of your mind the need to capture it on your smartphone is looming "just a quick insta story to let people know about this fabulous experience" the need to let others know you have an interesting life, the need to connect with others that might feel the same.
So here in is the conundrum. It is estimated that we upload over 1.8 billion photos per day. Yet the average amount of conscious decisions an adult makes per day 35,000.
So if a picture is to speak 1000 words, what makes yours a wise decision to double tap on?
Being present with people or events that are dear to us Vs posting to a population of strangers is the question we may pause to ask.
Did you ever notice how highly successful people such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs wear the same out fit day after day, after day? They understand and value the limited number of conscious decisions we are able to make in one day.
If your decision making processes are being bombarded by popping out of your present state and on to your phone, having to decide how to snap, filter and hashtag. It may be so much more beneficial for your head space and even future success in life, to brush the smart phone and stay in the moment.