Hey y’all! I was recently asked to write a post about valuing experiences rather than things, and I thought it sounded like a great topic! I’m going to go down a small rabbit trail with this post, because I have a few other ideas that I’d like to share as well. Although, I thought that investing time and money in experiences is a great place to start!
If you’re like most people in America, you like your phone. A lot. You’ve gotta admit that’s it a pretty useful tool to have. A few taps and swipes and you have access to a great number of things. We spoiled rotten 21st century people.
The problem is that your phone can be used to ignore or shut out people in the “real world.” Completely unintentionally. How often do you walk into a room full of people to find them all on their devices?
I was recently over at my friend’s house and we were all hanging out in the kitchen. After about twenty minutes of people staring at screens, her mom came in and announced with a smile, “Okay, let’s get off our phones and talk to each other!”
I know how it is. We all do! I could spend hours on Pinterest. But, your phone is one of those “things” that is often valued more than experiences. Because, let’s be honest, you’re liable to miss out on a lot while you’re Googling ways to tie a scarf. Maybe it’s your family playing a board game or your friends making silly videos, but its memories that you won’t have because your phone took dominance.
I’m not saying that you should never waste time on your phone. ; ) I’m just saying that people should take precedence over replaceable objects. As was the original inspiration for this post, spending time and money on making memories and having experiences is so much richer than spending it on tangible things.
Do you like to write lists? I do. I find it so much easier to focus on tasks at hand when I have a goal in mind. This might be silly, but nearly every night I write a list of things I want to get done the next day. It helps me to not waste time looking at my phone, because I know that I have yet to be as productive as I’d like to be! It’s important to have goals in life too. Rather than spending your days aimlessly floating through life, you have a set goal in mind. As it is with the Christian walk!
Wow, this turned into a longer post than I expected. : ) I’d like to share a link to a place where you can plan events and parties. With that, I hope you have a blessed weekend!