If one of your goals for 2014 is to unplug a bit from the Internet, you’re not alone. We can easily become hooked on connecting through social networks, checking on email, looking up trivia on Wikipedia and surfing the web. The next thing we know, hours have passed with little accomplished.
But unplugging isn’t as easy as it sounds. Notifications of Facebook posts, tweets, new emails and other alerts can beckon us back to the Internet and before we know it, our best laid plans have been forgotten as we peruse the updates we might have missed had we waited a moment longer.
By unplugging from the Internet, even for a little while every day, we can become more efficient, enrich our connections with friends and family in real life and even get more sleep!
Here is a helpful infographic from Greatist on Visual.ly suggesting helpful ways you can unplug from the Internet and enjoy the world around you a bit more.
Just remember when you plug back in to the Internet, come visit The Wonder of Tech again!
For other ideas to wean yourself from tech, see The Cell Phone Challenge: Are You Brave Enough?
Is one of your goals in 2014 to spend less time on the Internet? Do you make a conscious effort to unplug from the Internet? Do you find yourself losing hours of time checking in on social media, reading emails and surfing the ‘Net? Do you find it difficult to stay away from your computer or smartphone? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Unplug image by Yon Garin Fotógrafo · Argazkilaria
Carolyn took one look at this infographic and decided to unplug from the Internet. She will plug back in on January 6 to reply to comments.
Articles will continued to be published at The Wonder of Tech while Carolyn is unplugged. Be sure to check back Friday for the first article in the first series ever at The Wonder of Tech!