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2016-01-23 11:31:02 The Standard : Eve Woman 40 58
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YONO-You only need one; the rest for others

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On any given day, you will wake up to the sound of voices or music from your alarm clock radio. You'll go to take a wee in your bathroom and glance briefly into the living room to find that your housemate, husband or house help has already turned on the TV and there are more of those voices.

Then you'll walk back into your room just to hear the beep on your phone...there's a WhatsApp message waiting for you to read...more voices a group of workmates or chama mates or relatives squabbling over which is better; Netflix or pay-TV.

When you walk out of your door and head to work, the newspaper vendor will point at the headline and mouth the words through the matatu window.

You think, "That looks interesting" and try to go on social media to see what Kenyans are saying about it. But you have no internet bundles left. You squandered them all last night uploading selfies to your Facebook wall.

At work, as you juggle between e-mail and the documents that are due by the end of the day, you are already exhausted by the voices that have been calling out to you since morning. It's the age of media. You can't escape it. It is everywhere.

So why not just resign yourself to it. Tune in to some of these voices...but be careful. Not all of them. You can tune out a few for as long as it lasts but they'll be sure to squeeze themselves back into your airwaves in the course of the day.

The key is to take a sieve and choose what you need and what will benefit you. You do need these tips that are flying around the Internet but remember that someone is out to benefit from giving them so take what you need and leave the rest for someone else to try.

You can't be a foodie, fitness freak, inspiration junkie and selfie-lover all rolled into that. People would start to believe you are a mutant.

 

 

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