Imagine what it would be like if you had no access to the internet.

How much simpler your life would be, how quiet it would become.

Same thing with cell phones, even if you don’t have a smart phone, would your life be different if you couldn’t be reached, or reach others with a text or call?

Okay some of you are beginning to hyperventilate just thinking about how unproductive your life would become.

Actually, the opposite is probably true.

Without the ability to text, tweet, check our email, update our Facebook status, and everything else we use the web to do, our daily activities would probably more focused.

And with fewer distractions, we would focus more on the task at hand.

I have to admit right now, that while I was writing this article, I checked Facebook, Tweeted, responded to an email and checked in on Foursquare.  All in the 15 minutes that passed since I started jotting down my thoughts.

It’s probably not practical to be completely “off the grid” for most of us.  We have been in the process of selling our home and every time a Realtor wanted to show our home, I’d get a request through an app.  Fortunately after 7 weeks and 30+ showings we sold our home, and once the closing takes place that app will go bye-bye.

But in my work, email is essential.  Actually there are several tasks that are job related that now use cloud based technology.

When we were waiting for the birth of each of our grandkids, we kept our phones on our nightstands.

But there are times when we can create a pause in our lives.  It could be for 2 hours, an evening, or whatever time frame that works for you.

Tell me, is there a time that you set aside to unplug on a regular basis?