Some of us preach the Gospel of Sabbatical and insist your career will be fine—no, better!—with breaks. I try to apply that lifestyle to my daily grind, which leads to a stubborn regimen of outdoor time, exercise, chillaxing, and unplugging. Of all of these, unplugging has become the most impossible. Help!
You can hide, but you can’t run away”
It’s summer. Dive into it before the long days fade into fall, right? Do more bar-b-que and less Chili’s. Eat more fresh fruits and fewer roots. Watch a parade, ball game, and fireworks instead of your various SCREENS.
But prepare to pay the price, which, for me, in a matter of a few days, included:
And yet, one feels so…attached”
The conundrum thickens. The more you step away from your (digital) desk, the larger the (proverbial) piles will be when you return. So it’s little wonder that people seem plugged in 24/7. Just in the past few days, I’ve witnessed now-common things like…
I would prefer not to…”
When Herman Mellville’s novella, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” made famous that quote, he presaged how many of us feel about insistent digital demands. But note that Bartleby’s “preference” is not an outright refusal.
And should you refuse, prepare to pay the price.
And for no one to listen.