Disconnecting from technology

Published by Michael Carrano on August 28, 2012

I spent the past weekend hiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

I had three goals for the weekend:

  • Hike up to Mount Washington.
  • Completely disconnect from technology.
  • Survive the hike.

The only technology I brought with me was my Fitbit so that I may track my activity during the hike. I left my computer, cell phone, kindle, etc at home so that I can clear my mind and be energized when I come back from the hike.

I was surprised that I did not have the urge to use technology to check Twitter, Facebook or work on a project. I was fully immersed in the beauty that the mountains had to offer, there were incredible sights to be seen.

The food I had at the Mizpah Hut was incredible and I would definitely hike back to the hut just for the food.

I think it is a great idea to take a break from technology every now and then and I look forward to the next time I can do so.