Since its premiere way back in 1989, MTV Unplugged has featured popular
musicians performing acoustic versions of their electric repertoire (like this
moving classic from Eric Clapton). I find the idea of
unplugging to reconnect with the heart and soul of what we do and who we are
But, it is also hard to imagine how this appealing
idea can become a reality. Whether or not we are digital
natives, many of
us spend a huge amount of time tethered to our computers, smartphones and
To give you a sense of things, according to a recent report,
the average U.S.
internet user spends about 68 hours online and visits nearly 2700 websites each
month. We are also prolific smartphone users. So prolific that professors at M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management have studied the
affects of Blackberry overuse. Even the mainstream media
alerts us to signs of smartphone addiction.
So, assuming we want to (and that is a big
assumption), how do we make the break and unplug from technology - even for a
little while? A post from the productivity blog Zen
Habits offers a roadmap of sorts by detailing these 3 Ways To
Claim Your Life Back:
You can also find some practical tips in this
article on taking a vacation from speed and noise. Among the suggested
We would love to field some real world tips and
tools to share with everyone here. So, please let us know how you unplug from
the technology in your life.
by Carly Fadako
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