More and more people have been talking about the “Digital Detox” – taking a break from your electronic devices for a set amount of time. You can find the New York Times talking about it here, and you can find Gwen Bell talking about taking a Digital Sabbatical here.
Some take a break from all electronics: televisions, computers, radios, phones (aside from calling), etc. Some just focus on breaking away from those things which they think take the most of their time: unimportant email, blog comments, social media.
Why am I doing this? Partly because I’ve lost the enjoyment of engaging on social media. I’m seeing more and more “megaphones” versus conversations, which is frustrating. The cliques are getting worse. But, most importantly, I’m not seeing the benefit to me right now. I’m seeing myself spending too much time caring about what is going on online or checking in or uploading pictures to really focus on things around me that should be important to me, including my family and my business.
So, while I’m gone, this is what I’ll be focusing on instead: becoming healthier, engaging in offline conversations, seeing friends face-to-face, participating 100% with my family, working on my task list, one-by-one, wholly and fully, from start to finish.
I will still be blogging from time to time on my various sites, as that’s part of my work and something I want to concentrate on during this “break,” but you won’t find me on the social media sites. You can, however, continue to email me at TechWithTLC @ Gmail.com, or text/call me at 202.834.3700.
MY TWO WEEK BREAK STARTS AUGUST 1st!