Unbeknownst to most of us, last week was Digital Detox Week.
Digital Detox Week, conceived by Adbusters.org, had the goal of getting people to decrease their reliance on electronics and technology for a week.
The goal was to get people to slow down, to take a walk outside, and to get reconnected with their friends and families.
I found the concept really interesting.
I didn't fully detox, but I did spend a little less time in front of the computer.
And I replaced it with a little more time on the telephone (my office line which I guess is less "digital" than my mobile phone).
And I used the phone to connect with my people. I spoke with clients, partners, friends and others.
And I mostly listened. Since I learned a while back that I don't learn much from listening to my own voice. But when I ask good questions and just listen, I gain great knowledge.
I think everyone can use a detox week or a detox day. I'm not saying to commit the whole week or day to being offline, but just take some time to really think about what you want to achieve in life, and who you want to be around you when you do.