The Shortest Email I’ll Ever Send You
They’re about to unplug the internet, so I’ll make this quick!
I’m staring at the ocean in Big Sur where there is a forced tech sabbath…a big reason I come up here often.
I dare you to take a tech break today. Turn off your phones and computers. Tim Ferriss calls this his “screen break”…he doesn’t use anything with a screen on Saturdays – and this is coming from a man who’s built a prolific business that would be nothing without technology.
There’s nothing wrong with our use of tech. It’s a beautiful creation. We are hard wired for connection, and technology serves that basic human need.
The problem lies in our over use, our addiction, our dependence on technology. The external focus keeps us from focusing internally. It’s only a matter of time before we someone starts a 12 step program to get off technology!
A few things to help you unplug today:
1. Wear a watch.
2. Make firm plans if you must see people and let them know you won’t have your phone.
3. Go with the flow – get off your regimented schedule and let today unfold. 4. Get to nature
Take a tech Sabbath today. It will lead to more focused, creative work when you tap back in.
Shine bright. Love big. Unplug. Plug in to yourself.
P.S. Louie CK backs me up in this hilarious and tragically true YOUTUBE video. Watch it, then unplug
P.P.S. If you have too much already going on today that you simply can’t unplug…there’s always tomorrow!! Plan ahead.