In recent years the notion of undertaking a digital detox has become popular. This may involve limiting time online to certain hours of the day, going offline for chunks of time, or totally going offgrid.
A great book on this topic is Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
Personally, I have two months of the year - usually July and August (plus select weekends between April and SeptmebeR) when I have windows of digital detox (small windows at that). When I work from up north at my cottage I make intentional scheduling choices to block most of my web based work two or three days of the week, leaving several days with the option of being on. Given cell service (thank you Canadian Shield) I usually can't be reached by cell and most people don't have the cottage number.
From a business perspective, I need to put a number of things in place to allow the business to keep humming, but I have to say I look forward to the creative spurts that usually happen throughout these summer months. I'll be stepping into year 16 of my summer routine in a few months and am looking forward to tackling many of my 20 for 20 list, and just "being" for a few days at a time.
This likely doesn't sound as extravagant as longer periods of time, and as I always say in my work, it's not the quantity, it's the quality.
What could digital detox look like for you?
Enjoy your Thursday,
Potentials Realized | Coaching Team Leaders | Remote Pathways Podcast
Team and Leadership Development | Coaching | Everything DiSC
Get your planning on with the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner or Coaching Business Builder
Looking to enhance your virtual conversations? Webinars? Pick up a copy of Effective Virtual Conversations at Amazon.
Check out upcoming programs on our calendar!