Do you ever feel like your computer is an extension of yourself? I don’t mean an outlet for your creativity or thoughts. I mean a physical extension of you – like it is one of your extremities. I mean an “oh look, her hand has fused with her keyboard” type of extension.
Do you ever feel like you have to be wired in constantly because you might miss something? Like you might go crazy if you can’t check your email? Facebook? Twitter? Your blog? Your RSS feeds?
Have you ever gone on a vacation and packed your computer and/or smartphone and/or IPAD with you just so you maintain that access?
Yeah. I have.
I am one of those people who at the very least has my iphone with me at all times. I incessantly check my emails, both work and personal, even if I am on vacation. I have to at least have the option available to me to plug into Facebook, twitter and the like. I may not do it, but I have to know I can! I live on my PC at work, and I spend way too much time on it at home. It’s only gotten worse since I began blogging and engaging in the community – now there is SO MUCH MORE to miss!
Which is why I have decided to completely disconnect this weekend. (Actually, as soon as I post this because I have tomorrow OFF! YAY!) I don’t do this often, but sometimes it is necessary. No PC for me. No internet on my iphone – calls only. By default, this also means no blogging. I’ll be back Monday.
In the meantime, I just wanted to share a few quotes that inspire me and occasionally help me refocus when I need to. Like now.
Have a great weekend everyone, and if you have a moment, I’d love to know what inspires you when you need to refocus!