There I sit, still, in front of a computer focusing hard on the screen. My mind is darting through my internal map of the virtual world, pulling thoughts and images together for work. I’m am digitally efficient, but in seeking mental efficiency I have made my physical body stiff. Over time, my health declines and…
With so much information available, we spend our time consuming it, rather than understanding and applying it. Here’s what I did to reverse that trend.
It’s not just the movement or the fresh air. There’s something deep that gets satisfied. After sitting at a desk all day, with my mind deep in the far corners of the web, a walk puts me right into the world of physical things. The infinite subtleties of light, texture, and smell are a relief.
“The goal should be to find enough good clients to support the business you enjoy.” ~Nathan Peretic, Full Stop Interactive
In a time when we are constantly connected yet isolated, searching for meaning yet distracted from our task, it becomes increasingly important to consciously cultivate an awareness of how our use of technology is affecting us.
Ben Klocek, web designer, teacher, and Sacramento Waldorf School alumni, has worked in tech for over 20 years and has been studying how our use of screen technology affects our lives. He teaches technology and woodworking in a Public Waldorf charter school.
He is the father of two girls, ages 11 and 14, and is an avid naturalist, artist, and gardener.