I took an e-mail fast yesterday. I just put up an out of office notice on my account and resisted the urge to pick up my phone and check to see if amazon had sent me a love note. I don’t know about you, but trying to write on a computer these days is like trying to dry off under a waterfall. A thought doesn’t have time to take root before a beep or a pop-up washes it right out of reach. The computer is such a cool tool, but it is so distracting to try to write a coherent thought on.
Yesterday, my most productive writing was digital. That’s right – not electronic but digital. I wrapped my fingers around a pen and wrote in my journal. I can’t say my brain settled down completely but it was refreshing.
I think I’ll try this again next week. So on Tuesday, if you send me an e-mail and get an unavailable message in return why don’t you take the day off from e-mail too. The interwebs will get along just fine without us for a day. I promise.
Post a comment below to tell us how it went for you.
- Day 1 – No e-mail (challengedaily.wordpress.com)