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  

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2 thoughts on “Hibernation

  1. Now reading your post today, It reminds me of a phrase I called “Cave In”.

    I used this phrase when I didn’t leave the house or go anywhere for several days to include not using my cellular or social media.

    If I left the cave, on a date, or to eat dinner and or take in a movie, I called it a partial cave in day.

    However it is recommended that after two or more cave in days, it is not only wise but essential to wash the body by the third day.

    I don’t know how bears and other hibernating animals go without a good cleaning however, it should be easy to smell their dens when approaching in the winter or early spring.

    Caving inn, is essential to the mental heath of every human. Taking time to recharge the mind and body is as important as food and water.

    It is also a way to determine what family member or close friends really worry about your presence in their life. When they don’t hear form you and you did not tell them of your upcoming cave in. Those closest to you should have at least left a voice message, text, or emailed you. This is also a great way to determine your Christmas Card list.

    Well,l I hope you enjoyed your time away and welcome back Kimberly Jo Cooley!

    • Hi there~ I love the term “caving in.” Taking time to recharge the mind and body is just as important as food and water. Many people like to be “on” all the time, and it’s just not a healthy way to live. And, I love, love, love your point about determining whose really worried about you and who doesn’t notice you’re missing in action. During this time, I was able to see who really loved and cared for me and let me say, the list was short – but that’s okay. Thanks so much for your comment and your warm welcome back. Kim

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