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Unplugging from the world is good for you

Balancing Rock, Jo Mary Lake, Maine

Last week, I did not post anything due to our vacation up in northern Maine.  We actually go camping in an area that has no power and if you turn on your phone, the only message you receive is “service not available”.  Perfect spot!

What happens when you unplug for a week?

  1. Quality:  Spending uninterrupted time with family and friends.  Being away from all electronic devices including television, phones, videos games, computers, etc… it helps you stay focused on conversation and personal relationships.  We played cards, sat around and talked most of the day and really enjoy each others company.
  2. Reflection:  My wife and I have get our best ideas after camping trips.  The quiet time is perfect for reflection on what has been accomplished and the roadmap ahead.
  3. Solitude:  In the morning when everyone is asleep, to go out on the lake in the kayak in the mornings is so incredibly peaceful.  The mountains overlook the lake to present a picture most only see on a postcard.
  4. Uninterrupted:  The biggest benefit of being out in the wilderness is the uninterrupted life.  We have no outside disturbances, which can give you negative feedback.  No marketing emails, commercials, bosses clamoring for more and better work, or demands.
  5. Rest:  We work hard even if you are a minimalist and have setup your life so you only need part time employment, we still have demands on us from work, family, and friends.  Taking time away from these responsibilities helps us to re-energize for when we get back home.


The bottom line is we all need time away.  My wife and I enjoy the great outdoors and exploring new areas.  What do you love to do?  

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  • Samantha July 30, 2012, 9:57 am

    I love going unplugged. There is part of me that would like to go unplugged forever

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