Recently I went on a week long vacation with my family. I turned off the sync on my email, RSS reader, and social media profiles.
Why Is That Important On Occasion?
You need to channel focus and energy in order to be truly productive. If you have built up a life of distractions around you, you can hardly expect to find yourself in consistent modes of high level effectiveness. I'm not just referring to vacations. Unplug the desk phone, silent your cell, and close your door on occasion. Think of how you can build a lifestyle of time blocks of no distractions and you will find yourself in high production.
Can It Really Be Done?
If your answer to this question is no then you need to reconsider your life. Either you are mistaken or you have led your life into a black hole of low productivity. Run a few tests. Try three hours. Don't think that you can learn anything by unplugging for 30 minutes or an hour. You need a real time block in order to truly understand the lack of drama that will come into your life from turning it all off.
Share. Use the comments below to share your experiences, past or present, of unplugging.