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EP6: How to Bring More Meaning

Tired of wasting time on Facebook? Feeling restless? Are you just starting at your phone while you’re at the airport waiting on line? Wondering where all the time went? In this episode, I talk about how I’m embracing boredom in my life to bring more meaningful moments into my days. My word for 2018 is: meaningful. Meaningful work, Meaningful relationships, Meaningful connections, Meaningful time spent, Meaningful dialogue and debate, Meaningful insights from data, Meaningful love, Meaningful goals, and Meaningful contributions! In the quest of Meaningful, I found that I was losing a lot of meaning in my life by constantly staring at my phone.

I’m the type of person that is either doing absolutely NOTHING or doing a MILLION THINGS. Last year, I sold my company, took on a new role, traveled through 9 different counties. It was awesome. I took thousands of pictures, I even put together this travel video. I accomplished a LOT. But it was a blur.

It was awesome! But it was a blur. My goal for 2018 is to embrace the word meaningful. I want meaningful relationships, meaningful work, meaningful love, I want every moment spent to be meaningful.

And so as I took the first business trip of the year to Denver, I set an intention for myself to think of every moment in half speed.

This meant two things:

  1. I embraced boredom. If I had an idle moment waiting on line, I wouldn’t look at my phone, I’d look around and BE bored
  2. I thought about bringing meaning into every moment, even if it was just me in the airport, by embracing the boredom, creating space, and observing what was going on around me instead of escaping to my phone

As part of that, I captured some footage from my trip to Denver. And as a creative experiment, I put together that footage and played it at half speed for you.

The most surprising thing to me as I looked through this footage was all the beauty that surrounded me in even the little details. So for this year, think about bringing more meaning into every moment. Embrace boredom, and see how much more you get out of every second!

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  1. Love it! I do this too. I used to be so addicted to tv in my twenties, then stopped watching when I had my daughter. Then I was so addicted to my phone and social media. I still have those in my life, but I have scaled it way back and try to appreciate real moments every day sans technology. I definitely have to, since I work in the tech field. Thanks for this thoughtful post.

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