Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Lake Tahoe for some down-time and much needed relaxation. Since we drove, I packed all the food we would need, into a cooler. I didn't want to leave the cabin other than to walk in the fresh air or sit under the trees on the back deck. I thought that would be enough to relax me.
Of course my phone and iPad came along for the ride. I brought several books including Arianna Huffington's latest book, Thrive.
I enjoy social media but I'm somewhat of an Instagram lover
addict. I started snapping pics with my phone the minute we got to the cabin so I could share on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I finally set my iPad to play classical music, settled down to read and came to this:
"And by so-obsessively documenting our experiences, we never truly have them."
~Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author of Alone Together
Pause...what was I doing?
I decided to unplug, cold turkey for 24 hours! I actually used my Ipad to snap a visual of me powering off my phone...which I proceeded to share! That borders on crazy in my book!