We've all heard the famous quote by Anne Lamott: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” But it's TRUE! In today's digitized world, our phones and other electronics have become an extension of ourselves. It's become second nature to surf between social networking apps, work emails, sending off text messages, and avoiding actual phone calls (because, who answers their phone these days, right?). We multitask without even realizing we're doing it, all while juggling our daily in-real-life responsibilities.
It sounds like the ultimate oxymoron—a working vacation. After all, vacations are meant to offer a break from the routine, a chance to disconnect and leave all the stresses of a working life behind. But let’s face it, we all check our email, incessantly perhaps, no matter where we are or what we’re doing. That smartphone in your hand likely had plenty to do with a trend toward working while on vacation.