We can step away from the insanity.

Sometimes that’s what we should do. Step away. Turn it off. Tune it out.

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Despite the amazing interconnectivity of our world today, we still have the ability to get away from it. We can ignore social media, we can avoid the news, and we can find things that make us feel good instead.

Let’s just admit that there is a whole lot of crazy out there. We are inundated with things that upset, anger, infuriate and even depress us. I don’t care where you fall in the modern political nightmarescape or where your religious or spiritual or moral viewpoints lie – divide and play on fear appears to be the way of things.

We don’t have to be slaves to the connections that allow us to stay in touch with one another, we have the power to turn them off. We can leave them behind and get away from it all, if we so choose.

There is something to be said for leaving your mobile phone, tablets, computers and other technology behind in order to get away from the negativity. It can be a deeply positive experience to find something else to focus on and be clear of the barrage of information.

There are so many other things to occupy ourselves with. A hike in nature, quiet meditation, reading a real paper book, losing ourselves in music whether recorded or live, a game of cards with friends, playing with children or just cuddling with someone we love. All of these things that make us feel good generate positive energy, and I don’t know anyone who does not crave to feel good and thus experience positivity.

We do not need to always be available, and we do not constantly need to be connected. It is both healthy and comforting to step away from the world and be disconnected. The internet will still be there when you get back, and will get on just fine if you are not connected to it continually.

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Sometimes we forget that we can shut down the electronics, we can unplug from the world and do things. There is a great deal of positivity in not being on top of everything happening out there every minute of every day, and I know that I feel better when I take a step back from it all.

We can still be there for our friends and the rest of the people we love, even when we choose to step away. There are ample times when it is a far better choice to detach from the information overload, and reconnect with your immediate surroundings in the here and now.

It is ok to put the internet down for a while. Your sanity will likely thank you.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we can get away from the insanity of the world simply by turning off the multitude of social media outlets we connect ourselves to, we can choose to find alternatives that make us feel good. When we cease to be bombarded by our interconnectivity and focus on more immediate and positive things, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the eighty-fifth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.