Sabbatical :: Time Out
Yesterday my iPad lost wi-fi and 3G connection. I have had 3 coffees already (damn not-raw habit) and my body already started giving signals.
He bothered me, she definitely needed some make-up. So much was wrong. The cat was too white. You know, this kind of anxiety.
Coffee was an aggregator for the offline turmoil. The main reason was the space I was left in, the “work from within” scary situation.
I’ve read about some people going on digital sabbaticals. Secretly, I’d love to go on one. I’ve always admired Stefan Seigmeister and his every.seven.years.timeoff.
But you need a good, stubborn, smarter than your wants muscle to pull this plug out.
So I figured, I prepare my little intro for the future full-on EMF diet.
My mini digital sabbatical :
- Email between 7:15-7:30. If I oversleep, no email allowed. Wait until 4:30pm.
- Bindu Wiles writes about Aimlessly Wander, which means going places, staring at what manifests itself, leaving when it’s time. Let’s say 1 time a week is enough, but try twice.
- The famous morning pages : recipe for clarity by Julia Cameron. I’ve started doing it a while ago and then I dropped.
- Drop the internet connection at 9:30 unless Oprah is calling on skype.
- Some of you know I’m a yoga teacher (not practicing teaching anymore). Plan is to get back on the yoga horse 2 times a week plus 2 times a week back on the Trek.
- Fingers allowed. Every day. Pen + paper. Or watercolor. Something that gets the work done in the traditional way of doing things.
- Big one : Take time to fill out those incredible downloads stored under “important” folder. Get offline and answer.
- And advice for you, an @addict : make sure to install free and necessary TimeOut. Brilliant! It’s like a customized husband/wife that can’t be around all the time to kick your butt off that chair.
When the 90 minutes get accomplished, it plays my favorite get.up.and.go song : Phoenix :: Lisztomania.
which brings me to
Does it sound doable? Who’s joining me ? Any additional ideas for going easy on yourself, but — at the same time — dancing some sabbatical salsa?
Stefan Sagmeister :: The power of time off
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