It is interesting how sometimes conversations that are somewhat ‘cross-threaded’ lead to moments of illumination.
At an IT seminar, I asked what the seminar leader would suggest as a good approach to helping people be less anxious about their relationship with their IT equipment.
It was, simply, “Take an ‘Internet Rest Day’”.
Maybe that would make sense to you. If so, you might like to think through this suggestion with the help of the following short poem.
Internet: Rest Day
I will not let
the intrusive net
cause me to fret,
the day a week
I take a break
for sanity’s sake.
I’ll take a rest;
it’s for the best,
(and God’s behest!)*.
That day a week,
can help me reach,
some real relief,
a restorative peace.
*Consider this alongside Exodus Chapter 20.Verses 8-10a.
If you are not a person of faith, leaving this line out of the poem does not detract from the invitation to benefit from the idea.
I’ve been trying it. I know I’m not nearly as hostage as I have been to this 21st century fixation – and I do find it truly refreshing!
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