During one of the presentations at Alt Summit, Asia of Sparrow Soirees, reminded the audience that our analog life was more important than our digital life. The word analog has stuck with me these last few weeks and just makes me smile. It isn’t a word you hear much anymore, at least I haven’t heard it in a while. Today it is all about digital and screens. Screens on our wrists and on the fridge. Screens in our cars and in our back pockets. I mean, where can we not yet put a screen?
But when I think of analog, I think of a life where an analog radio was advanced technology. I think of families gathered around roaring fires (ok, not all the time, but it is cold today!), playing card games at the kitchen table before dinner. I think of cooking meals together and laughter. I think of connections being made, face to face. It is a life where screens are few and far between.
Now, I am not suggesting you throw your phone out the window, but I am suggesting you think about how to bring a little more analog living into your day. Can you set boundaries where screens are hidden away? Can you recommend trading a screen for a book? Can you sit and just stare out the window and perhaps, just for a moment, be bored?
Let’s lift each other into an analog world!