It’s impossible to travel in simplicity circles and not read about people who have cut themselves off from email or facebook or the internet in its entirety for long periods of time. They take drastic steps like this because they are overwhelmed by their technology. It serves us in many awesome ways, but sometimes it takes over our lives.
One of the things that creates an unproductive environment in my life is my smartphone. All those distracting lights, beeps and buzzes are causing me to lose sleep and not be as focused on the present moment as I’d like. Time to drop the metaphorical hammer.
As of today, I am turning off notifications for app updates, syncing data, new emails, fresh social media activity, and text messages. No notification is sacred.
My phone is there to empower me, not enslave me.