over year ago I wrote a post titled Why do I tuck my iPhone In at night In it I muddled my way through trying to figure out what exactly the attraction was between myself and technology.
A year later I am still tethered and asking the same question.
I would like to think I’ve made small changes and it’s not as bad as it was but some days I’m not so sure.
Still, the downside is I always feel connected. A false sense of connection really.
I check my email throughout the day so it’s surprising to me just how easily I get sucked back into “one more email” then I’ll turn off the iphone and go to bed mentality.
Technology – it’s a blessing and a curse, right? I’ve tried to take a digital sabbatical of sorts and for the most part I have failed.
Miserably. Something always happens and I catch myself grabbing my phone to look something up for someone or see if there has been a break in the news story I am wrapped up in.
This weekend I’m going to try again.
I am taking a mini vacation.
I would love to take Two whole days off and get some freedom, but I need to decide if I want to totally unplug. If I turn off the iPhone, I will surely be welcomed back to reality on Monday with hundreds of emails. If I keep it on, however, my mind will likely not get the total escape it needs.
I’ve decided that email and junk mail have this one thing in common.
They are both time sucking demons!
My body needed a break from the daily grind, and I know my mind needs it too.
Thus, I need to hide the tech for the weekend.
I just might need to hide my phone in my purse!
This weekend I’m going to spend more time looking up at the stars and less time looking down at a screen.
I deserve the break and you do too!
Does your work expect you to stay plugged in?