I know this is a crazy topic for someone who writes a blog because everything we discuss relies on us being connected and online. To discuss, analyze, and keep up to date on a variety of topics we need to remain connected. At the same time it is important every once in a while to take a moment to disconnect from online. Every once in a while the amount of stuff that is happening online can feel like a lot and you can constantly be checking on things. There is even a commercial for a Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge that allows you to check notifications on the edge of the phone with a single swipe of the finger without lighting up the screen. We are increasing the ways that we connect to people and the ways that people can connect to us.
At the same time, I do think it is good, every once in a while, to disconnect. It does not have to be for long, but I always find it refreshing. One of the problems is that the easiest way to disconnect is to literally be in a location where you cannot connect, which is not the easiest thing to do.