This is the time of the year that’s popular for vacation and it got me thinking if we can really disconnect from all that keeps us connected (emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) Just recently, the big thing was to be connected all the time.
Now, the big thing is not to be connected all the time. It not enough to have an out of office auto reply for emails when you are on vacation; you have to indicate that you WILL NOT be checking emails while you are on vacation or people expect you to reply.
Can you leave your mobile/cell phone at home when you go on vacation? Or, if you cannot leave your phone at home when you go on vacation, would you try not to post or update or check in or reply to emails and just enjoy your time away? You can update your network when you are back.
Recently, I forgot my cell phone at home when I went to work. My colleagues thought that I lost it when they found out that I forgot my cell phone at home and that I did not feel the need to go home and get it.
What’s your take? Can you truly disconnect by choice? Remember that practice makes improvement and you can start today to intentionally try and not be connected all the time.