The Art of Manliness has a guide to taking a tech sabbath on Gawker. The highlights:
- Kick things off with a whole "Input Deprivation Week.”
- Choose the timeframe and day that's right for you.
- Choose the level of tech abstention you're comfortable with.
- Plan ahead.
- Know what you'll do.
- Combine a Tech Sabbath with spending time in nature when possible.
- Make time for silence.
I’ve written a lot about digital sabbaths as practice and trend (and looked at critiques), and most recently listed own list of rules for a digital Sabbath in a post on Medium. This AoM list offers similar advice, but at this point all of us— the National Day of Unplugging, Analog August, Canada’s Family Day Unplugged, Forster’s Tech Timeout, Analog Sunday and the Hibernate project,— are saying pretty much the same thing.
And because I still think it’s hilarious, I’m embedding the Vooza video about the dangers of unplugging and going on a digital detox: