I woke up on the morning of Sunday, April 29, with my husband ceremoniously handing me my iPad and my iPhone. All was right in my world.
I switched both on to find only one missed text message from a girlfriend actually asking if I’d managed to switch off.
On Twitter, I was greeted by lovely Tweets welcoming me back.
I’d made it. Twenty-four (plus) hours without so much as a Tweet, Facebook update, Instagram photo or blog post. I set about making up for lost time
To bring you to speed, I’d agreed to go cold turkey on all my electronic loves on April 28 as part of the Switch off to Kangaroo Island campaign.
I kind of wouldn’t have minded being on Kangaroo Island for the switch off but, alas, if that wasn’t meant to be then I would have to keep myself VERY busy.
My electronic detox needed to be as pain-free as possible. Such a tactic would surely prevent breaking out in cold sweats or getting the shakes.
As luck would have it, staying busy proved VERY easy to do … given that the very next day I was heading to Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
So much to do. So little time.
Let me take you through my switch off day in photos. When I realised that there was still one gadget – my camera – at my disposal, I went a bit nutso.
As you do.
Mission accomplished. I’m quite proud of myself, actually. I may just make this a
regular semi-regular once a year thing … oh, who am I kidding? No-one
Did you switch off? Could you? Or are you really disciplined at regularly taking time out and switching off?
PS. It’s not too late to enter to win a trip to Kangaroo Island where, if I were you, I’d be switching off the moment I landed. Click here for details.