I’ve just spent the last ten days in Canada (my homeland) with my family. Before I left, I make a commitment to unplug and stay away from Facebook and Twitter.
The decision to unplug wasn’t easy – I went back and forth on the idea for a few days – and it wasn’t until I heard a conversation on the public radio show The Story and recorded a podcast episode with Jason Simon (to air next week) that I made the commitment to unplug.
Save for a few glances at the Facebook news feed in the early days, I completely unplugged and did not post or comment on my personal wall. I will be the first to admit that I’m a little addicted to social media and the first few days were difficult to say the least. When I did sneak a look, I was tempted to comment or like, but that feeling quickly went away.
My friend Jason talks about “the enduring gift of full attention and its giving through gestures of presence.” There is something to say about being present to those you love and those that are around you.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll have more to say and share on the subject as I reflect on this time away for the happenings we find on our Facebook wall and Twitter feed.
Until then, be well and maker it a great day!