Should we unplug on Labor Day 2010? No Facebook / Twitter

Social media and social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more popular with people these days, but the introduction of smartphones – which of course gives you access to social media – has made people too available all the time.

A very interesting article by Christine Mason McCaull at portfolio.com explains how people can use disciplined unplugging, to help improve their lives in many ways. According to the article, disciplined unplugging can be the key to people’s sanity, productivity and creativity.

Are you now wondering what on earth disciplined unplugging means? Well basically, it just means unplugging yourself from the wired world and social media, even if it’s just for a short period. The question is how long people can really go, without checking Twitter, Facebook or emails.

There are a few different ways that people can use disciplined unplugging, such as arranging off times and off days maybe. In other words, unplug just a little each day and rather than checking your emails etc as soon as you wake up or just before you go to bed, find something else to do instead.

You can read more about this story via portfolio.com. Do you think people should use disciplined unplugging today (Labor Day)?