Powering Yourself Up
I have technology envy.
My 24-year-old daughter bought herself a pair of AirPods (if you don’t know what they are google it!) during 2020 lockdown and I was dismissive. Why would you need cordless headphones I said? What’s the point I said. They’ll fall out I said. You’re bound to lose them I said. How long are they going to last I said. Actually, I didn’t say those things, because being a good mother I just thought those things.😊
And as those disparaging comments rattle on in my mind, I’d wrestle everyday with my headphone cord; untangling the cord so I could put the buds in my ear, unhooking the cord as it catches on my clothes, tugging at the cord as it catches on the bottom of my handbag. Sound familiar?
Until lockdown 2021 when I had had enough of all that wrestling and all that unwinding. I caved in and ordered me a set of my own cordless (and totally cool) AirPods. OMG. What a difference they have made to my existence! I’m a new woman.
There’s just one problem. I keep forgetting to charge them. I keep overlooking the fact that they are cordless, and they need to be plugged in to be charged.
Oh I remember to charge my phone but I haven’t got in the habit of charging my AirPods. And I’ve been caught out a couple of times when I’m in the middle of a conversation and they just stop working. The fact that they’ve probably been giving me warning beeps and other signs that they’re in need of a recharge has escaped me. I don’t think I even recognise what those signs are.
Can you relate this to anything else going on in our lives at the moment?
The fact is: things are different, and we need to repower ourself, yet we miss all the signs? Now more than ever there is an absolute necessity to plug this new version of ourself in – our lockdown self – to be recharged.
We have to repower our phones. We’ve known that for ages. And we’ve adapted to doing that daily, or at the very most every second day.
But when life throws a curve ball into the mix (like a pandemic) and we have to rethink what we do, we gotta change it up. We have to remember that there’s a new kid on the block – and it needs to be plugged in as regularly as ever. YOU!
I urge you to plug in, and not allow yourself to power down at very inconvenient moments, just like my new AirPods. Don’t ignore the warning signs that your lockdown mind is giving you.
These here are crazy times and they call for a different approach, same, but different. So plug in and power up, because it is absolutely key to your new and post pandemic life.
Maybe reading this blog is the sign you need to do something new and consider going outside your normal.
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