In the morning, I unplug my laptop to sit at the coffee table and read, or catch up with friends.
I use it’s battery as my timer.
Doing things online drains our internal battery along with the laptop.
Right before the battery dies, it gives me a warning and goes into battery saving mode. At that point, I finish what I’m doing and plug it in to recharge.
While it recharges, so can I.
My daughter and I were standing in line at a restaurant. It’s a very popular one around here, and it was lunchtime. Almost every person in line was scrolling through their phone. It was a sad sight.
How many were in battery saving mode?
What would happen if we spent that time with the person standing next to us? Engage in conversation, or simply ask, “How are you today”, and really listen.
This morning, a friend wrote a Blog about social media being draining. That is the biggest time and energy vampire of all. She set boundaries around it, and you can ready her inspiring post here.
Writing this post used 60% battery. Step away from the screen and enjoy real life. Don’t live in battery saving mode.