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App-o-neurosis

March 4, 2013

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I recently added some new apps to my phone.

Due to living in the real world, and interacting more with real live humans, I haven’t had the time to even look at the most popular apps of the past year that I added to my arsenal of “life improving” tools 2 weeks ago.

Just because they are the most popular, doesn’t mean they are best for me. Here’s another example of watching myself fall into the trap of doing what everyone else is doing due to FEAR of being left behind, or FMO: (Fear of Missing Out).

Remember the old film camera I spoke about in an earlier post? Same deal here. I’m feeling as If I am struggling to keep up on the most recent technical advances, but how many average, busy folks are doing more than just barely holding on by their fingernails during all of these lightning fast innovations and releases? If it’s free, does that mean I have to add it to my life? Free! free! free! What about being free of technological clutter as well?

I removed myself from half of my newsletter subscriptions online, only to add different ones that I thought I wanted to read a mere few weeks later. It’s challenging to keep up on all the interesting blogs and newsletters I want to read. I am not ready to be interested in less things, but I also want to spend more time with people face to face as opposed to having my nose buried in my laptop. Later this month I’ll be taking in my computer for some repairs. This is a perfect time to take a break on anything computer related, and since my phone is not the method I prefer for reading or researching, I will choose to take a few days off from my regular routine. I am hoping it inspires me to be more selective on how I spend my alone time.

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