Being connected is important. We want so desperately to be part of something, a family, a group of friends, an event. No matter the scale of our desire to be connected, it still exists. Robots live to work. They live to put one foot in front of the other and accomplish their goals. It is all well and good to be a Robot sometimes. Sometimes it is the only way to get through busy, stressful or difficult times in our lives. I’m telling you that if you want to live a life in love, balance, and mindfulness you need to do it for you and stop being a Robot (when it is safe to do so).
Cyborgs live for themselves, they Break their Programming. While wild beasts and other creatures of our great earth live to survive, Robots live to work and Cyborgs live for more. In this journey that is life, you should live for you! Start by being honest with yourself about what you desire out of life. Be true to yourself! Tiny Buddha gives advice on other ways to be true to yourself, and it may help you find what you’re looking for.
Once you are true to yourself by being honest with who you are and what you need, you can then make the changes in your life to fulfill those needs. Even Robots require maintenance! Life Hack can guide you on strategies of being more honest with yourself. Create little goals for yourself if you think it will be too hard. You can start by dedicating 5 minutes a day to something you really want to do. Maybe reading your favorite book? Or maybe you watch only one episode of your favorite show? Maybe you write? No matter what is important to you, make sure that even for a few moments per day, that it comes first. Make time for yourself and what you need and what fulfills you.
It may seem confusing to give up responsibilities or other hobbies that include being social and then dedicating time to yourself. The world expends a great deal of effort trying to tell us that we should give, give and give some more. It is good to give, but it is even better when you are able to give when your own cup is full. Find yourself and put yourself first in your life so you can practice Switching off and Unplugging. You’ll flourish as a Cyborg living your life.