Are you guys talking about this…unplugging?
I hope so. Even the execs at Google and Facebook are talking about it (Silicon Valley Says Step Away From the Device – NY Times.)
Danny and I certainly talk about it. Since we started the blog, we have become more and more active on-line, of course. And it’s WONDERFUL to be able to do this – to blog. But with that also comes the desire to be plugged in at all times. I’ll admit that it’s a huge struggle to walk away, to read a book, to stop and go on an outing, to fit in time with friends, etc. We are constantly trying to fit more into the day. And failing at it.
Many top execs. have said they are concerned about the lure of constant on-line stimulation – and that it can cause a profound physical craving that can hurt productivity and personal interactions. So true, right?
An exec. at Facebook full out says to “Log-off once in awhile and put down
Guys, we all need to do this. Let’s all develop our own Mindfulness Movement to help us unplug and have more togetherness with those we love.
A few strategies I’m working on:
–Staying off-line on the weekends (as much as possible.)
(This works, you guys! I’m telling you. Really staying away from the phone and computer for a longer period of time seems to slow down my “need” to check everything.)
–Staying off-line in the evenings (as much as possible.)
(This is going to be a new effort for me. And a hard one. I write my brains out in the evenings. And I’m going to try and do that earlier in the day. We’ll see how that goes. Today I had a goal to be done by 5:00 pm. It is 5:04 as I write this. 🙂 🙂
–Continuing my daily walks
(This is the best focus / recharge I know of.)
–Lots of cuddling/chatting/hugging/dining/hand-holding with Danny
(This one’s my favorite. 🙂 🙂
What is your strategy?
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