In our always-connected world, disconnecting is becoming harder than ever.
This also means the benefits of disconnecting have never been higher.
No notifications to distract us from deep thought.
No comparisons to others to cause us anxiety.
No distractions from being present with others.
But closing our computer no longer guarantees disconnection.
More than ever, disconnecting requires physically leaving our devices behind.
Going for a walk and leaving our phone at home.
Leaving our phone, tablet, and computer in our home office and spending time with our family.
Turning our phone off for the work day and leaving it in a drawer.
It’s no longer enough to say we’ll disconnect.
We have to leave things behind.