The social life gradually speeded up through the distribution of information. The information was distributed through newspaper, radio, television, phones, computers, paid experts and influencers.
Decade by decade our mind is gradually being shaped by the information being thrust directly upon our homes and pockets.
Today, if you don’t turn off your smartphone’s mobile data, it will no longer be a coincidence that you get an email with information about the accounting firm’s offer, and you were discussing bills with a friend 5 minutes ago, not being aware that this conversation was being analysed by an algorithm.
To process the ever-increasing volume of information – the daily tasks force us to have a more and more receptive mind.
My question is – and why do I need this information?
As I want to be productive, creative and have a fresh mind – everything I’ve mentioned above doesn’t help me at all. Do I need to soak up this chaos like a sponge?
The hardest thing is to take the time to detox and calm down. It’s like being over-stimulated, after a long day at work, and wanting to fall asleep while fussing with your pillow until midnight. Calming down can be difficult too. And what? You go to the doctor to get some pills or get them over the counter? The first emotions when detoxing are hopelessness, alienation, senselessness, the feeling of being worthless – sounds familiar? Your mind may have forgotten what clarity of thought is.
My suggestion is as follows – whatever vacation you plan next – no matter if it is for a weekend or a month – go on it without information channels. When you stop processing – your mind will be exposed and the inner layers of your body’s power will begin to reawaken like a volcano from its dormancy. Don’t forget to bring a clean notebook with snow-white pages and a pen with you! Take notes, draw and do NOT negate anything. Do NOT erase and do NOT tear anything out! You will come back to these crazy sketches when you are back in your daily routines and information chaos. You will compare one with the other. I look forward to your reaction and leaving feedback on whether anything has changed for you.