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Turning Off: Drawing Boundaries In An “Always On” Culture

10 min., 32 sec.

In our digital age, there is unprecedented expectation and pressure to be always “on.” Armed with smartphones, we’re expected to be available for text messages and emails at any time – even calls, if you’re part of the dwindling population that still uses the phone… as a phone.

When I got my first iPhone years ago, I went through the expected honeymoon period with it. I loved all of this handheld accessibility. I still do; I’d be lost without it. My iPhone is a vital, convenient and fun tool for my personal and professional life.

But, in my experience, this unbridled connectivity has a hidden price.

Featured music:
“Call Me” by Astrud Gilberto – iTunes | Amazon
“Call Me” by Blondie – iTunes | Amazon

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