Posted by: faultlessfinish | May 27, 2013

Meditating in Las Vegas

“Social media demands a lot of us on top of our already demanding lives. So let’s disconnect as we need to and renew our interest and ourselves.” – Simon Mainwaring.

One of my new favourite bloggers, Steve Marquez, recently wrote a post on disconnecting that resonated with me. Check it out here. I find it necessary for my sanity to take regular breaks from email and the Internet at large. As such, I generally make it a habit to stay as far away from my computer as possible on Sundays.

But sometimes one day just isn’t enough. I didn’t post last week because I was taking a five-day Internet break . . . in Vegas! Ten girls on a stagette (no, not mine). Oh boy. Oh man, what a city. And it was my first visit, so even that much more thrilling. The moment the strip came into view as I peered out the plane window, face smushed against the glass, life back home seemed non-existent.

There’s just something about Vegas – it feels like being in a bubble, in another world. My vacation was truly an experience of constantly living in the moment. I had been worried about leaving my email unattended for a five-day period, but I was reminded while away, as I have been before, “The world won’t end if you aren’t available immediately.”

The overstimulating lights, the constant noise and air conditioning, and the late nights drained me physically, but the disconnection renewed me mentally. Most of us are busy and overworked – so take a vacation, and really take it. Get away physically if you can, but the mental holiday is most important.

Song of the week: “Medicine” – Daughter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrulQAZq7Y8

Namaste 🙂

Rachel

Hotel

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Responses

  1. […] From Frelancing to Freedom Meditating in Las Vegas […]

  2. Kudos to you Rachel for using technology, rather than the norm; technology using us. I sold my iPhone 5 last week because I felt overwhelmed with the amount of constant inflow of information etc… I’m thinking about disconnecting cable and internet too and doing all my blogging at coffee shops etc…

    • Wow, that’s impressive Cole! Kudos right back to you. There are days when I feel so overwhelmed by my technology that I want to throw it off my balcony. It’s just not healthy to be so connected all the time.

  3. Disconnecting once in a while is necessary. I do it once a month. I keep a weekend where I don’t access internet at all and spend whole day doing stuff I like. 🙂

    • That’s great, Chetan! Time off is so important.

  4. Hope you had a fab time, Vegas is crazy!

    • Thanks Victoria! Yeah it was quite the experience 🙂

  5. Just had a week in France, and wow, the internet is still here!


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