Behind the Screen: The art of miscommunication

Behind the Screen
Miscommunication seem has become quite an art these days with the advent of the internet.

Instead of “communicating” we are constantly being bombarded with so much social media that we end up shutting off people around us.

When was the last time you picked up a phone to talk to someone?

Everything we do is via email, text, twitter, facebook and the list goes on.

There are so many things that could be avoided if only we took the time to speak one on one with each other.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten stressed out over an email and thought “Hmm what did they mean? are they mad or are they being sarcastic?”

And so that’s what made me feel like writing this particular post.

Even as I write this post, I realize that it can be read a million different ways. If you’re in a good mood while reading it then you’ll think I’m really happy as I write this. If you’re having a bad day you might feel like I’m berating and lecturing you about how bad the internet is :)

So how do we balance it out?

I guess the first thing is to take a deep breath and figure out if you’re just over-reacting.

Here is a recent example:

Me: My boss just scheduled me to work and I told her I can’t come in on that day.

My Husband: What did she say back?

Me: (In a dramatic tone of voice)  OK fine.

My Husband: Did she say it to you like that?

Me: No she wrote it in an email. I think she’s mad. Maybe I should go in anyway. Oh man, you think she’s going to fire me?

My Husband: You know she’s busy, she doesn’t have time to write out a long explanation. She’s fine.

Me: Yeah you’re right..(I feel like such a drama queen).

Obviously I freak out a little too much.

What are your thoughts? Do you think all this social media leaves us less “sociable?” Or are you able to read things as they are?

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**keep reading below if you’d like to know my workout progress**

Things are a little better this week. I admit I’m still off to a rough start. In my ideal world I would have a full time nanny who would take care of the kids whenever I wanted to head to the gym when my husband is working, but I’m not made of money :) So here is how it went.

Tue: I honestly have no recollection
Wed: 20 min walk
Thu: nothing
Fri: 20 min walk
Sat: 30 min elliptical
Sun: 12 minute mile on the treadmill followed by weights targeting my arm muscles.
Mon: Too sore to move :)

Hopefully this is the beginning of a great week! How are you ladies doing?