Day 6: Toss Technology

For a few hours today (or all day if possible), switch off all technology and be with your friends and family. Yes, turn off the iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung, Laptop, TV, radio, DVD, Nintendo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Disconnect from technology and be physically and mentally present with your friends and family. It’s really hard. But it’s worth an effort. Reflect on how dependent you are on technology, and discover that you do not need technology to be fully alive with your loved ones. You do not need Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogger etc. to validate your identity. When you are truly refreshed by being fully present with your family and friends, you might be a happier doctor come Monday morning.