I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find “disconnecting” a constant struggle. It was nice to see that I’m not alone. And in a way, for me, this article is a call to action: I have to find a way to not be so wired. Even if it’s one day a week in which I don’t connect at all. How about you? Are you all wired up 24/7, like me? Does it bother you? If it does and you want to change it, how would you go about it?

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How long do you spend on Facebook each day? How much time are you on Twitter? Biz Stone, one of Twitter’s founders, said he doesn’t think it’s healthy for people to be on Twitter for hours each day.

Yet many of us are on social media for hours every day. My job is in social media, so I am on Twitter, Facebook and so much more every day for hours at a time. And then I use social media in my down time to connect with my friends, network with other professionals and have fun, interesting debates about things in which I am interested. Although my off-work social networking time can be much less than during work hours. I need a break, obviously.

But how do you get that break from being wired to the rest of the world? How do we de-digitize our lives for a few hours to…

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About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

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