It’s nearing my birthday, so I’m indulging myself a little bit. In our busy-busy, always-on society, I’m shutting it down.
I’m heading off to do something I’ve been wanting to for a while – a multi-day digital detox, a technology cleanse – a rebooting of sorts. No social media, no email, no computers. I’ve decided that I’ll keep my phone on, but significantly limit the time I carry it and use it just for some occasional phone/email. Like it’s the late 90’s, you know?
As a first responder, I never know when I’ll get a mission callout, which I use as a ‘justification’ for my often excessive & unhealthy phone usage.
I also need to be available for clients and move projects forward in a timely manner… I’m putting myself off-call all next week so I don’t have to worry about checking so often.
I’m headed over to the desert for some sun, solitude & quiet to camp, fish & spend time simply being & resting in God’s glorious creation, reading to know Him & catch up on some other books.
I’ll be (even more so) intentional of my inputs – rest, thoughts, nutrition as I’m just planning to sleep when I’m tired, wake when I’m rested, fish early, fish late, read often, take naps, pray constantly, eat simply and reflect upon the gratitude that I have for what my life looks like today.
Folk might not understand what I do, where I am in my journey & my walk; but that’s OK, nobody else needs to.
“Give up your striving to keep everything under control – an impossible task and a waste of precious energy,” Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence, June 19th.