I like this post from ZenHabits called, The Zen of Tech: 12 Powerful Ways to Keep Your Online Life Simple and Peaceful. So go check it out. Here is a snippet:
3. Have periods of disconnectedness. While I do most of my work online, I find it extremely useful (and calming) to close my browser and just work offline for awhile. This post, for example, is being written in a text program, and when I’m done writing I’ll go and post it in WordPress. This really allows you to get much more done, because there’s no temptation to go check something just for a sec.
I would like to take this concept one step further. I think periods of disconnectedness, even if short, are very important and would add the cell phone, Blackberry, and iPhone to the list of things to turn off.
Can we truly be present with any task, and work, any pleasure, if our minds are minding eight things at once?
I left my Blackberry somewhere on a Friday afternoon and I did not get it again until Tuesday. It was nice. And nothing bad happened.
Make this a week of being present. Being focused. One purposeful things at a time.