Would You Go Off The Grid For Even One Day?

Last Update: July 31, 2021

So, would you?

I just watched a really interesting interview with Dave Rubin on Epoch TV. As of now, Dave is somewhere off the grid. Every year he takes four weeks and goes somewhere without a computer, without a phone, without TV and refreshes himself away from it all.

If you have half an hour or so to spare or you want to make the time, here is the link to his interview - https://tinyurl.com/srxmz8sv.

I thought this would be an interesting question to pose to our community, especially as we all spend most of our waking hours online, both for our businesses and personally.

Can you live without Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram for even one day? Can you live without your computer or your phone, or even the TV? That is the question.

Dave says that it is really transformative and he always feels totally refreshed when he returns to face the world.

In fact, he and his interviewer, Jan Jekielek, challenged viewers and Jan himself, to go off the grid completely for one day, to see how they would feel afterwards.

So, I thought that I would take up the challenge and try it and Rick thought it would be a great idea, too.

From midnight, tonight, July 31, we are going to switch off computers, phones TV and anything electronic and go off the grid until midnight on August 1. I am excited to try this out.

Would you go off the grid for even one day?

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Jocelyn30 Premium
Hi Jenni,

It's so amazing that you can be your self without any gadget,

First of all, I got no TV since my late husband is gone and the only social media i am involved FB/messenger for cutting off the bill of international phone calls, mostly my family are all overseas!

Garden is ME time, peace time quite everyday until I enrolled here in WA , and learn all kind of social media. . .and pretty much forget my WA if I am facing my garden but still new to me LOL. . .so am addictive in here!

But you are right we should try even once in a month get out 24 hours, off the grid!

joce
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Jenell44 Premium
Indeed, Joce. It was great. I'm about to prepare a post about it.
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Jocelyn30 Premium
Good nite Jenni!
Looking forward to your post!
joce
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hmommers Premium
A day I can handle. It's the longer periods of time that would probably make me itchy. So it would be an interesting experiment to try that.
Coincidentally my son asked me the same question this morning. It's in the air, I guess :)

You'll read this after your day off. How did it go?
xxx
Hannie
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Jenell44 Premium
Thanks Hannie. It was great. I am going to post about it now.
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hmommers Premium
I am going to read it :)
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JeannineC Premium
I actually did this. We took a week-long cruise on a historic Windjammer traveling along the coast of Maine. The ship was build in the 1860's and did not really have electricity, especially for the passengers. We were also too far off shore for any wifi signals.

At first it was a shock, but by the end of the week it was heavenly. No dings, rings or buzzes interrupted our days. Instead we spent our time looking out over the Atlantic, watching beautiful sunsets, swimming in coves, and exploring tiny islands. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
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Jenell44 Premium
Sounds heavenly!
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JeannineC Premium
It truly was!
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muslimah Premium
I have not watched TV for some time now and am not really active on social media. However, I spend few minutes of the day on them.
I guess the only thing I will miss most is the computer.
And, until I try the challenge, I really can't say how easy it is.
Looking forward to your post after the challenge.
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Jenell44 Premium
Thank you for sropping by. I don't think it is going to be easy but I do think it will be quite refreshing.
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Stragglewise Premium
I pretty much have it in my mind that it is going to be necessary, very soon. But for much longer than a day. I would highly recommend anybody to start practicing now. And get a satellite phone.

I have been off Facebook for about a month. I can't say I miss it much. In fact, it has forced me back into doing healthier things, socially, like actually talking to people, and hearing their voices, seeing their smiles, etc. Most people will even actually still shake your hand, I find. If you can't get together with people far away, a phone call is still better than Messenger, or whatever.

Something might be seriously wrong, when an introverted anti-social person like me is shouting the praises of people ditching the comfortable, easy thing, and actually getting together again, or even talking on the phone.

But I'll be the first to admit that I am too comfortable with my little luxuries. I feel like they are actually cutting me off from the world, in a way.
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Jenell44 Premium
Indeed. We all gwt so used to texting and connecting on social media. Let's see how I gwt on tomorrow.
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