Monday, February 28, 2011

Technology Makes Me Anxious

Location: Radio Station Recording Booth
Listening to: Brad talk about baseball with some guys
Mood: Antsy

Well, hello there Blogosphere. How's it going today? What are you all up to?

I've been having another anxious day, which has gotten me thinking a lot about stress. I know this is what I talked about last time, but it's been on my mind a lot lately.

Does anyone else feel like technology, while helpful, just adds to the amount of stress we have in our lives? I mean, don't get me wrong. I love the internet. I love television. I love my car. But with all of these things come obligations. I have to update my blog. I should really make a new YouTube video. I don't have enough readers/viewers. I'm going to miss my favorite show tonight. I'm frustrated at these characters' decisions. I need gas. I need to fix my transmission. And the list goes on.

Sometimes I just wish I could go back to a time just a little bit more simple. Maybe before the internet had been invented. I am a Facebook addict, and I feel like that only fuels my stress. I feel like if I'm not on 24/7, I'm going to miss something crucial and important. When I see friends status updates that are about things they do that don't involve me, I get kind of petty and worry about why I wasn't invited. Things like that that don't seem significant really add on to the already huge amount of things I unnecessarily worry about.

There are so many little things in life that I never thing affect me, but end up just irking me enough to make me anxious. For those of you who don't know, I've had anxiety for about the past year and a half. It doesn't bother me often, but when it does, the effects are physical. I get a fast or weird heartbeat or strange breathing or shaky. None of which are exactly fun.

Well, stress. It's a factor. It's something to live with and deal with and get over. I hope all of you are having unstressful days!


  1. Imagine how horrible it was in the past, kitty cat when you actually had to find a phone to call and people could not leave recorded messages, just ones written on paper where half the time your dyslexic sister wrong the number down wrong. This lead toall kinds of future misunderstaninds, especially if the girl who lefts you the message was someone you wanted to date. Love the ae you live in girl and embrace the technology that allows you to communicate freely and instantaniously. It's important.

  2. Take breaks from it all, it sure helps me. Every now and again Usually on a Sunday and most of the time when we are camping. Phones off, internet off, old cd's or no music oh and a book.
    Now google what books were back in the land before computers and before the world was in color.

  3. Cute little image :) I feel you though on the stress.... mine is so intense right now and I need to lighten the load!