On Sunday I had agreed that I would do a Digital Sabbatical Sunday. No devices. No Twitter. No Facebook. No blogging. No texts. Nothing. On Saturday I started to get nervous about it. Then I remembered why I was doing it in the first place. In order to recharge my creative spirit, my soul, my mind I have to unplug. I have to... even if it is hard.
And so I did.
It was great. Really! I cooked, spent time with my family, went to the driving range for the first time since moving here, read, napped, played with the dog, talked to my daughter - just did the things I used to do before we were so tied by technology. It was refreshing and I only looked at it after 8PM and noticed I had a missed text from a friend who wanted to go to work, a few tweets and some email. Nothing that couldn't wait.
I think I get hung up on being a people pleaser that I need to take care of things the minute they enter my orbit, but really I don't. I'm not an obstetrician or a fire fighter, my world goes on at a different beat. It is all important, but it can usually survive me not playing with it one day. If I am honest, my need to please causes me an undue amount of stress that I put soley on myself. Dissengaging from that for 24 hours puts some of that in balance.
I am not trying to accomplish a whole lot on Digital Sabbatical Sunday - recharge, refresh and renew. I know this, my husband thanked me over and over for a great weekend. Granted, it was his birthday, but I think more he enjoyed the unstructured time and attention. I have this sneaking suspician that he is going to really love Digital Sabbatical Sundays!
Photo: Look at that amazing driving range. Stunning day in the Ozarks!