I am too connected.
Not in the Godfather sense but in the wireless device sense.
I have too many gadgets (iphone, ipad, laptop, etc) and those gadgets have created a need in me to constantly check email, texts, social media and more to understand what’s going on around me.
I read an interesting article today about someone who decided to “dis-connect” for 24 hours. Read the article here.
I don’t know that I am able to walk away from all my connections for 24 hours. However, I am committing to stop checking my devices during meals, family time and while meeting with others.
I think I’ll feel a little uneasy at times – sitting in a meeting while waiting for that important email to come through – but in the end I’ll be giving others the respect they deserve and maybe taking a little pressure off myself.
Do you think you could give up your smartphone for 24 hours?