13 Responses to “Digital Detox: Unplug For The Weekend”

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  1. Tina B

    About 2 years ago, there were a lot of changes going on at work and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. Many of them were impacting me directly. I took some time off and unplugged for 11 days. Being away from everything really brought my priorities into focus. I needed the silence to listen to my heart. I quit my job and moved to a new city 1100 miles away. It was possible THE best decision of my life. That time that I spent unplugged really gave me the clarity that I needed.

  2. I’ve done periodic digital detoxes up to a two weeks long, but it’s still not easy! Nevertheless, it enriches and nourishes me every time. One of my challenges is that my work spills over into the weekend and I feel a responsibility to respond. I need to focus more during the week so I’m able to let go on weekends. Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I’m reading a great book now and would love to immerse myself in it over the weekend!

  3. Hi!

    I do this for a weekend once a year. I go away alone from the city (I live in Mexico City), without a computer, without my smartphone, and disconnect completely for the weekend. It works greatly for me!

  4. Very interesting blog post. We have all been in overdrive to stay up to speed with technology and here comes someone determined to not let technology control her life.

    What do you think about cell phones? Some millionaires like Derek Foster refuse to carry one. Some famous cheapskates like Jeff Yeager refuse to ever ever own one.

    I am intrigued by the new and revitalized “cheapskate” movement which seems to easily blend with many folks interest in becoming more “green” as well as reducing/eliminating debt.

  5. Great suggestions even though I’m very mindful of electronic overload I still catch myself checking mails and other things at inappropriate times. A sabbatical is a great idea

  6. Meredith

    I’m eager to hear how it went!

    • Courtney Carver

      It was a great weekend. It made me realize how much I rely on my phone without ever taking action. It was so nice to enjoy a big snowstorm, bake, and have free time without being connected so I could fully engage in time with my family.

      • Meredith

        Awesome. Following your lead, I led my own weekend unplug this weekend. I am just now on for the first time since Friday morning. I LOVED IT! I didn’t miss it a bit, and I am really jazzed by how much time I got to spend doing other things instead. Thank you for bringing this up!

  7. Jim

    I don’t own a laptop or a smartphone, so if I’m not home I’m disconnected. Yes, I do own a desktop computer, I occasionally surf the web, I enjoy googling thing to help whet my appetite on subjects to study and books to read, music to listen to, things like that. In some ways I never joined the new generation and I can’t say I miss it because I chose not to know about it.

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