Do you have a summer vacation planned? If so, might I suggest you leave your technology behind!
We live in a schizophrenic society. Our time is constantly divided between too many to-dos, action items or competing activities. Sometimes we just need to stop the madness.
Data proves that multi-tasking is counter-productive and there is growing evidence that our overuse of technology is zapping our creativity.
In this recent survey, only 9% of workers said they would go tech-free during vacation. This is what they report:
Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 639 workers throughout the U.S. via an online poll asking, “Do you unplug on vacation?” The results were as follows:
|All electronic devices stay home||9%|
|I take my laptop or tablet||15%|
|I take my smart phone||43%|
|I take all my electronic devices||33%|
In today’s US News & World Report article, I talk about how to set expectations so you can have a stress-free vacation and more about the benefits of unplugging! I hope you go have a look!
Up in my neck of the woods, we only have two short months to enjoy the warm weather. I hope you will join the 9% who have decided to completely unplug during your upcoming vacation.
I’d love to know if you think it is possible to disconnect during vacation. Leave a comment.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.