Call it online research, perpetual networking, job search, distracted soliloquies or just plain entertainment, the social party is too good to miss out.
But sometimes we need intervention. If we have work-life balance, then there should also be virtual-real balance. And by ‘real’ I mean our day-to-day tangible lives. Yep. Remember that one?
So before someone else calls 911 for you as they find you passed out in front of your screen at 5am or twittering towards a bus, here’s some stuff I’ve tried and have helped:
Not rocket science, really. But sometimes we do forget these basic, old fashioned and pragmatic activities.
Twitter won’t always miss you. In fact, I doubt it ever does. And whatever obligations bind you to your life, they will always need your attention. If you’re not paying attention to the real, you’d slowly perish and bob away like a drifting bark in the turbulent social sea. Aaarrr!
Balance. Quite time. Real time. Hammer time*. We all need it. More than we realize.
*This passage was inspired by a random tweet from @mktgdouchebag