The Benefits Of Off The Grid

by Jason Falls |
The Monongahela National Forest; Photo taken f...
I’ll be headed home to the mountains of East Kentucky this week. Image via Wikipedia

You may notice me being a bit off the grid this week. And there are some very good reasons.

First, we all need some R&R from the daily grind, even if it’s the grind we love so. I spend between 10 and 18 hours a day sometimes looking at a computer of some sorts. At a minimum, my eyes need to rest. And since I get paid to think, my brain needs some time, too.

Thanksgiving is also an important family time for many, me included. I don’t spend nearly as much time with my family – wife and kids – as I’d like to, and almost none with the extended folks we’ll visit with this week. So for a few days blog posts and Tweets and such will take a back seat.

I hope you take some time to be off the grid, too. Technology is wonderful. Social media is enriching. But sometimes we just need to curl up with a good book, a warm fire and a loved one and enjoy the here and now.

Do that instead of reading SME this week. I’ll see you back here on Monday.

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About the Author

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).