by Dana Cavalea September 21, 2020

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Hi Team...

Last night I was relaxing before heading to bed and started thinking...

Before social media and smartphones, where did we spend our time?

Where did I spend my time?

This is what I came up with on my shortlist:

  • Talking to friends and family in person and on phone
  • Drawing
  • Reading
  • Dreaming
  • Playing Music
  • Learning new skills and new things
  • Resting
  • Playing Sports
  • Exercising

What is interesting about this list is that it was very fulfilling.

It made me very happy. 

It is a list of things that are essentials, for me and I bet many others.

When I look at this list today, I realize I am consistent with maybe 15-20% of it.

Where have I been spending my time lately?

In my head.

Over-thinking, pondering, analyzing.

What a waste of time.

You see, it is no wonder anxiety is on the rise!

It is critical that we live a life that has many different facets to it.

I find it so easy to lose time today and favor scrolling, looking, and social media time rather than do those analogue activities that have so many great benefits for our mental development, stimulation, and growth...

A few weeks ago, I was coaching a client and we signed him up for improv classes. 

A leading salesperson in his company- it was essential we started working other "muscles" outside of his work muscles...

He was living such a rigid life- doing well at everything quite frankly- but, missing out on the passion, creative side of life. 

How about you?

When was the last time you did things that light you up?

When was the last time you realized just how much time you are spending on your devices?

Or, better yet, when was the last time you just did 1-thing at a time? Meaning, you are just watching the tv or reading.

The phone is put away.

This is serious stuff.

It is scary when we lose ourself in the digital universe.

Don't let it happen because it is very costly.

You will lose your feeling of being renewed and fresh.

You will lose your own authentic ideas.

You will lose your passion and joy as the phone and devices are true energy drainers.

Coach, this is extreme.

You are right.

It is.

But it must be taken seriously.

Spend time each day in analogue. Disconnect.

The return will be amazing for you in terms of life, connection, and energy.

Your Coach,


Last week, I interviewed Ken Rusk, CEO of Rusk Industries and Author of Blue Collar Cash.  Ken made a fortune moving dirt. Give it a watch.Click here.

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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