Digital Overwhelm

Have any of you ever suffered from digital overwhelm?  I know I have.  There are so many new gadgets, blog posts, online programs, videos and Facebook updates to keep track of that you feel like you will miss something if you take a break.

It will all still be there when you come back.  Trust me.  If you have ever watched a daytime soap opera, you understand exactly what I mean.  You could stop watching a show for a year and still get caught up in a day or two on what’s going on.  In essence, you didn’t miss much.

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the digital and just hang out with friends, relax at a movie, or read a good book.  It will give you a break from the constant flurry of activity and then you can come back to it with fresh eyes and perspective.  I took the weekend off from Facebook, Twitter and everything else.  I only came online to write this blog post.  It feels good and it made me realize that I need to make a habit of taking a break from the online world.

How about you? Do you ever feel pressured to stay on top of social media and the Internet?  How do you take a break?

Jessica Williams

Jessica is a Proposal/Marketing Coordinator at a technology consulting company. She also started a blog last year - Tech Biz Gurl. - that focuses on entrepreneurship, technology and women. She loves helping young women navigate through all the latest toys and gadgets in technology for their careers and for fun!

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