Any big plans for the long weekend? Do your big plans include unplugging from your electronic devices?
Be honest. I bet your weekend plans don't include going device free. I just read a Facebook entry from a friend who says she is going device free for the Labor Day weekend. She bid us all farewell until Tuesday. Good for her, right?
Of course, the rest of us can't bring ourselves to do it. We want to spend quality time just chilling out…but our mobile devices are sooo alluring. As the Wall Street Journal points out: everyone has a different pain threshold for disconnecting.
In a recent survey by CivicScience, 70% of U.S. respondents said they unplug from their gadgets once or week or less. Some 43% said they don’t unplug from personal electronics at all. That's a lot of people to say they never unplug.
A new AAA survey shows 34.7 million Americans — the most since Labor Day 2008 — plan to travel 50 miles or more from home. Sounds like a lot of you are planning for a fun weekend.
Think about it. If you can escape your electronic gadget, maybe you can bid summer farewell without thinking about work or staying up late surfing the web. Give it try. Maybe all of us can return to work Tuesday feeling refreshed.
Happy Labor Day!