I’m getting back in the routine of daily life after my wonderful trip to meet my grandson and do some book research. I wasn’t able to post here for my regular Friday and Monday schedule because of unreliable internet connections. No email, no blog, no Facebook and no Twitter. I felt a bit anxious about it the first day, but after that I decided there was nothing I could do about it, and discovered I felt a bit more relaxed not needing to check, read or post. It was an accidental digital sabbatical, but it helped me focus more on what I was doing and who I was spending time with. It was kind of nice.
I think I might schedule some purposeful down time from the digital world on a regular basis. In an article from the Aurora Sentinel, Marcelle Pick, author of Are You Tired And Wired? says:
“Because we’re always so plugged in, always on the computer late into the night, on our iPhones, our iPads, our BlackBerrys, we never relax …”
Read the entire article here.
Here are some more links about digital sabbaticals and the connection to better health:
- Enrich Your Life: Go On a Digital Sabbatical
- 21 Quick Actions You Can Take Today To Revolutionize Your Health
- A Magical Block of Time: Lessons Learned From My Digital Sabbatical
Question: Have you taken a digital sabbatical? Could you do it? How do you do think it could benefit you?