Somehow, I keep managing to forget the benefit of switching off. Not checking email. Letting that iPad stay on the table. Every time I do switch off for a while—perhaps even just a weekend—I feel so much better prepared to go back into work. I feel rested. And yet I'll forget this feeling, go back to being connected nearly all the time, and suddenly be reminded of how great disconnection is once I try it the next time. This is a reminder to myself and to others to switch off way more often than we do. I'm going to try and not touch email at weekends from now on.
02 May 2012