Think the online world can’t get by without you for a while? Place your arm into a bucket of water. Now, pull it out. See how the water immediately regains its perfect, glassy surface? That’s the size of the hole your temporary absence from your blog, Facebook or Twitter would leave!
Mental health professionals, parenting experts, your significant other, and just about everyone else will agree that you need to unplug every once in a while—step away from your online activities and recharge your spiritual batteries.
The dark side of the “flexible work” coin is that clients and connections expect you to be accessible and on top of things every day. Of course no one expects you to be “on” all day every day, but they do expect a response to an email, text, or even a social mention reasonably quickly.
So how can you keep things humming for…
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