Can you imagine a life without your devices? No Smartphone. A status update desert. A flightless Twitter bird. The thought alone may be terrifying. Author and Comedian Baratunde Thurston did it – and survived to tell the tale.
The constant digital presence of the self-proclaimed “social media guy,” caused Thurston to hit a point of mental exhaustion.
“What I realized first was how much time I spent trying to think of things to say. Like, what is the caption for this moment of my life?” Thurston said. It was then that he decided to step back from his digital persona for twenty-five days, and he felt a difference instantly.
“Not every experience needs to be documented. And in over-documenting, we often don’t experience the experience,” he said, “And I really didn’t realize how true that was until I shut down for a little while,” said Thurston.
Thurston says it is easier than you may think to take a digital vacation, but in order to do it successfully; you have to let peopleRead More »from Digital Detox: Get Your Life Back!