I'm the first person to admit that I'm addicted to technology. I'm constantly checking my never-ending inflow of texts, emails, Facebook messages and tweets. But I learned a couple of things during my amazing safari in South Africa -- and not just about rhinoceroses!
The Internet isn't readily accessible in the veld, and at first I went through a certain amount of digital withdrawal. Without my cellphones (Yes, I have two!) I felt a little lost and disconnected from the things that mattered. But eventually I connected with the things that really mattered. I highly recommend a digital detox. Here's what I realized during mine:
- Use this time for reflection, not panic. Think about what's important and why being disconnected from technology freaks you out. How often do you allow yourself time to just sit and think? If you're like me, you will appreciate turning devices off from time to time--it will set you free from electronic overload. And you don't have to travel to the other side of the world to do it!
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