Have you ever heard of a Digital Detox? Have you ever totally unplugged? Are you so connected to the whole world that you lose sight of the world you are living in?
Reach for your phone the moment you wake up.
Check e-mail while you are searching something on Google.
If you have ever had someone snap their fingers in front of your face because you were glued to your phone
or, If you reach for your phone because you are uncomfortable with 30 seconds of silence
You are suffering from Digital-itis – you are too connected.
I never knew being over connected was really a problem until I spent time with Monks in a Monastery in Southern California. I was speaking at Pepperdine University in Malibu. A friend suggested that after the lectures we go up to this Monastery and chill out for a day or two. What happened next was incredible and I have been doing it ever since. I unplugged.
Side note: This is where I came up with the award winning Monks Blend Coffee. The Monks were a true inspiration. Sadly their monastery burned to the ground in one round of California fires a few years ago.
I put away all my electronics and disconnected from the whole wide world, and enjoyed the world around me. The end result was incredible. I was happier, more focused, incredibly relaxed, and get this ….. I felt more connected.
If I were to channel my inner hippie he would say I had found my inner peace.
For many being over connected is an addiction, and a little time unplugged from the madness is all it takes to regain a healthy perspective, and get your smile back.
How do you know if you need to participate in a Digital Detox? I have one question that will answer that for you…..
When I described what a Digital Detox is, what was your response? If you said, I could never do that, then yes you need one.
To be honest, I think everyone needs one every now and then. I actually do one a couple times a month. Something always amazing happens on those days.
Here is how it works:
Pick a 12 or 24 hour period
Tell some of your friends what you are doing.
Plan ahead and have a a book or something planned to occupy your time
Then, turn everything off
Now go and set yourself free, at least for 12 hours from all those devices that drive you a little crazy.
I would enjoying hearing how you did. Post a comment on my Facebook page or text me at - 870-404-6789
Make today great!
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