Taking a break from online this week to stare at the ocean, visit family, and air out the brain. As someone who spends a lot of time online, breaks like this can be good for the heart, soul, and brain. Someone referred me to this excellent post by Danah Boyd about how to take an email sabbatical. I’m not going completely off the grid, but greatly reducing my normal load.
So you’ll see less of me here, on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and email.
I grew up in South Jersey and spent my childhood on the beach and in the ocean. That’s why one of my favorite downtime activities is to listen to the waves and stare at the ocean. Maybe a little surfing or walking along the beach looking for shells.
Everytime I get to enjoy this down time activity, I’m grateful for the work that Ocean conservation organizations do – like Surfrider and Ocean Conservancy.
Do you take a break from being online? What’s your best tip? What do you think the benefit is?