20 Jul '11, 10am

GrowSmartBusiness: Do You Need Digital Detox? #li

Tweet Share By Rieva Lesonsky Are you addicted to Facebook? Surgically attached to your iPhone? Can’t go 20 minutes without tweeting? If so, it might be time for some “digital detox.” Tech tools like iPads, smartphones and laptops make small business owners’ lives easier by helping us work from anywhere, anytime. They help us be more responsive to customers, and that makes us more competitive. But for entrepreneurs and employees alike, digital devices can also have a downside. The “always-on” aspect of mobile devices is leading some businesspeople to feel like they can never disconnect or relax. Without downtime, our uptime is a lot less productive as we end up frazzled and stressed. What to do? The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the growing trend of digital detox, in which hotels, resorts and travel companies are creating “unplugged” or “digital detox” packages ...

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