We all need a Thoreau vacation (which I like to call a thorough vacation). Back in his day, all you had to do was pack a knapsack of essentials, hike to some remote spot and camp out--undisturbed by anything or anyone but nature.
Sounds nice, eh?
In our age of connectivity, if we tried Thoreau's approach we'd soon be placed on the Missing Persons list at police headquarters. So how about a modern equivalent?
What ties us down most and overwhelms our schedule to the point that we forget about face to face time with those we love, not to mention our Maker? What gets in the way of our ability to ponder? I'll tell you what intrudes on my thinking, creative time: TV, Email, Facebook, my iPhone (except when I'm using it to read), the Internet, Blogging...and that's just for starters.
Wouldn't it be great to pick a month and unplug from everything digital?
These days they call it a "Digital Sabbatical," and I think it's a must for writers and overwhelmed moms. You can read more about it here.
Now, since I'm obligated to blog here every other Friday, I can't do a full sabbatical...but I can come close and, as a birthday present to myself next month, I'm going to undertake my own custom-designed Digital Sabbatical. How does that sound to you? What would you be willing to forego for a little more peace of mind?