Go Completely Offline – Disconnect Your Laptop, Switch off the Phone

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 9, 2008

Marc Brownstein – Our cell phones are on. Our wireless devices are on. Our laptops are on. That means we are always on. There seems to be an expectation that business is never off anymore. Not after dinner. Not on Saturday or Sunday. Or holidays.

When you take a vacation, take a real vacation. Let people know that you won’t have e-mail or cell phone access (even if you know you will — this way, there are zero expectations of a quick response from you). Our bodies need time to refuel and recharge. When you’re in the idea business, being fresh, wiping the mental slate clean, is of obvious importance. Link.

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