Hibernation

Image Courtesy of papaija2008, published on 31 January 2014, from  http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Image Courtesy of papaija2008, published on 31 January 2014, from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

Hibernation is a survival strategy designed to conserve energy when conditions are harsh. – animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/hibernation.htm

Over the past week, I withdrew from social media, electing not to blog, not to Facebook, and to just Be.

Do humans hibernate? Should they? I think we do – and I think it occurs when external and internal conditions are harsh.

I am in the throws of downsizing, and self evaluating where I am and where I’m going. When I am in stressful situations, I withdraw from the world. I do not post every thought or concern in social media world. I retreat, until I am rested and ready to share again.

Do you hibernate? Do you retreat and if so, what are the conditions that compel you to disconnect? When you do disconnect, what do you do?

We have to share so much of ourselves in our everyday lives, both in reality and virtuality. Sometimes, it feels like we are always turned on and available. And, sometimes, it can be too much.

I will be back to blogging and social media connecting before long, after the harsh conditions of moving subside.

~Your Curator of All Things Inspirational, Kimberly Jo Cooley