7/5/2016: Disconnect

A reminder to consider ways to experience technology disconnection regularly in your life - you might be surprised at what you learn! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

Man oh man, this weekend has been amazing! It’s rare that I take off enough time that I actually find myself fully disconnecting, but this weekend I allowed myself to do just that (with the exception of a few selective snaps!😜).

I used to travel without actually breaking completely free of technology — I’d check my email periodically or sneak away to put in a half hour of work here or there. But I eventually realized that in order to reap the full benefits of taking time off, I might actually have to take time OFF.

It’s all a part of a practice I want to cultivate of living well AWAY from technology. Making memories with friends without the crutch of a handheld computer to fill the silences; practicing boundary-setting when it comes to my inbox; learning how NOT to feel anxious if I’m not up-to-date on the latest news or instant gratification. I think finding ways to counter-balance our real-time consumption with these “detox” periods can be really helpful.

So, I’m hoping you too were able to spend some time away from your computer or phone this weekend, but even if not, consider ways that you might be able to experience this disconnection regularly in your life. You might be surprised what you learn in the process!