It’s a harsh reality when you realize that your life is filled with many addictions. Major and minor ones. Technology may be a major one, but who would’ve thought that a silly little game could actually become an obsession or addiction.
Yep, I realized that I wasn’t only addicted to surfing the net, but also to a seemingly harmless game called Angry Birds.
It’s a hugely popular game. The idea behind it is that you sling shot birds across the air so they can strategically hit all different shapes, sizes and formations of wood, glass, rock, etc. in order to kill pigs, monkeys, free birds, etc. And of course there are levels, so it increasingly gets more challenging.
I could sit for hours and try to figure out how to kill those monkeys with the amount of angry birds I am allotted for a particular level. And I literally was sitting for hours trying to do that!
So, “Angry Birds, Good-bye!” You are no longer going to take up space on my iPad or in my 24 hour day. You are deleted! I mean, gone! I had to do it, it was a tough decision but I decided I had to push that little red negative circle because it was wasting precious time. I was foregoing conversations with real people, ignoring family, limiting my availability to attend a community meeting or helping at a local charity.
Am I going through withdrawal, you bet I am, but I’m betting that I’ll be a healthier person because of making the decision to say ‘enough is enough.’
Stay tuned for another lesson learned from Angry Birds coming later this week.