How To Stop Playing Catch Up With Your Plugged In Activities

Whenever you plug in (whether it’s gaming, TV marathon-ing or anything involving technology and adding some -ing), you can’t help but catch up right? You know what I mean: you want to play the latest games, you want to be on top of the latest TV shows, you want to have the latest apps… yep, catching up in the world of plugging in is evident.

But you have to realize that sooner or later, you’ll have to stop doing that. You’ll need to stop being the rabbit and just be the turtle in this race. You know why right? As I’ve said here, you gotta learn to embrace JOMO or the “joy of missing out”. But then… how can you stop playing catch up when the urge is too high? Here are some ways to get you on the right path…

1. Take a deep breath and accept you can’t catch up to everything
It’s crucial, vital, and important to accept that you can’t catch up to everything. Why? Because when you plug in, you just want it all. But, remember that when you pick the right tech time, you’ll only have a limited amount of time as you balance your online life. After all, we only have 24 hours a day. You think you can add more to that? Just take a deep breath and chill out. It’ll be a hard truth to swallow since you may find yourself in scenarios like, “Oh man, my friends got the latest game and I’m still stuck here!” or “Ugh, how I wish I could have the latest album”. But in time, you’ll find not catching up is a good thing. 

2. Look at your plugged in activities and just enjoy doing them 
Once you’ve accepted the truth, take a step back and look at the plugged in activity you’re currently doing right now. Are you playing a game? Reading an eBook? Chatting with a friend on Facebook? Whatever it is you’re doing, enjoy doing them. There’s no need to split your attention. When you focus on what’s right in front of you, you can enjoy it. 

3. Be grateful for the plugged in activity you’re doing 
Gratitude can sure be a powerful thing to inhabit. In our offline lives, gratitude gives a lot of benefits ranging from being happier to improving our sleep. So how would you apply that to your online life? It’s all about being thankful you’re able to do the activities. Whether it’s playing the awesome video game or journeying through the stories of your favorite characters in a TV show, there’s nothing quite like being thankful you’re able to do these activities with joy.

4. Do it at a pace you’re comfortable with
Yep, when it comes to stopping yourself from playing catch up, it’s a good idea to do it a pace you’re comfortable with. After all, we all have our own lifestyles, so be comfortable with the pace you choose.

So don’t worry if you’re not in tune with what’s going in the online world. What matters is you enjoy your plugged in activity and miss out with a smile 🙂

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