When is the last time you were completely unplugged from technology for a full 24 hours? Yes, I mean 100% unplugged – no cell phone, no texting, no Facebook, no email.
Heck, when is the last time you even made it through an entire meal without it?
I can’t even go for a walk anymore without listening to iHeartRadio because the silence is almost unbearable. I mean, I have to be doing SOMETHING, right?
No, I have absolutely no desire to go back to a life without the benefits of being able to get audible directions from my mobile when I find myself a bit lost. I love being able to network with friends all around the world and working online gives me an incredible sense of freedom that I could never experience behind a desk 9-5.
That being said, I can’t help but wonder if we are losing something along the way because I can’t even plan a family trip to the coast for the weekend without a feeling of panic as to if there will be a strong WIFI signal in the area and if I will have good cell phone reception.
The more connected we are with technology, the less connected we seem to become with life. How did that happen?
Yes, balance seems to be the key to it all, but I have never been known for being all that balanced. (grin) Maybe I could figure out how to reduce the tech overload by simply unplugging for just one full day a
week errr… month.
What do you do to keep it all balanced, or do you?
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com