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Recharge by Unplugging

October 14, 2013 — by Per Christensson

Nature Photo In this day and age, most of us are constantly "connected." We have our cell phones on us at all times. We text, call, and check our email several times a day. As a webmaster, I monitor multiple websites throughout the day. If I'm not at my computer (which is rare), I am constantly checking my email and my websites on my iPhone.

This weekend, for the first time in over five years, I turned my cell phone off for and extended period of time. In fact, I turned it off and left it off for three days. Yes, I was completely disconnected for over 72 hours.

I spent those three days surrounded by nature, reflecting on life and the beauty of God's creation. The picture above is just one of many incredible photos I took with my Canon SLR. While I had my camera, there were no computers, tablets, or cell phones in sight. It was great.

As much as I love the Internet, it can easily consume too much of my life. The funny thing is, many other people I know feel the same way, yet we do nothing about it. We continue frantically checking our smartphones throughout the day, every day.

This past weekend I learned, or perhaps remembered, how great it is to disconnect. Just like my phone recharges when I plug it in, I can recharge my mind and body by turning off my phone.