I read this very interesting article on NPR awhile ago.
It asks an intriguing question.
“Are you overwhelmed?”
Today, I felt a weight being lifted off of me as I deleted the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram apps from my cell phone. I was beginning to feel bogged-down by feeling the need to be “connected” everywhere. More than that, I think it was the 366 photos sitting on my phone’s camera roll. Patiently waiting to be “Instagrammed”.
Can it be that it was all so simple then?
The article mentions the days when people didn’t worry or feel guilty about eating baloney & Wonder bread. Now we’re all “horty-torty”, shopping at the farmer’s market (well–that’s the general notion I got from reading it)! It also said that we simply have too many options, are exposed to way too much information, and feel like we need to perfect every aspect of our lives; and, that’s why we feel overwhelmed these days.
Do you agree? What is making you feel overwhelmed?
If you are an email subscriber, (and all goes as it should) this will be the last “daily” email you’ll receive from me. Blog updates will now be sent to you once a week. The subject line will probably read something like, “The Weekly Roundup of posts from MerelyMarie” or “This Week on MerelyMarie”. I will be blogging more frequently and, I don’t want to “overwhelm” your inboxes in the process. 🙂 Feel free to check MerelyMarie.com at any time for the latest posts.