I’ve grown up in the age of computers. I’ve grown up in the 24-hour-gotta-have-it-now generation.

That said, I love information. I live in a highly connected world, 24 hour news, 60,000 tweets, Facebook conversations. I’m all in.

Recently, I’ve disconnected a little bit. I found that I was sitting at a computer, watching TV, or had by head buried in my smart phone for hours and hours at a time. Don’t get me wrong. I love information, I like being in-the-know.

Recently, I subscribed to a newspaper and found out how much I missed sitting down and reading the paper, cover to cover. The news may be old, but I really enjoyed it. So I instituted a new rule in my home and since it’s just me in the home, it was pretty easy to swing the votes.

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The new rule? When I make dinner, I sit down, in my dining room, and eat dinner, reading the paper. I turn off the TV, I shut down the computer, I leave the phone in the other room and just decompress.

Never underestimate the power of a good meal and something to read. 🙂

It’s nice to have a moment of quiet, even for a few minutes.

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