Going through some old posts, and came across this LifeHacker article. The author makes several good points, especially this (not-so) obvious one:
Ever wonder why you get most of your ideas in the shower? It’s because the shower is among the last sacred spaces where we aren’t distracted by colleagues or technology.
I feel the same way about having WiFi on-board flights these days; until recently flying time was another one distraction-free space. For me, it’s why I’m glad to embrace a weekly break by unplugging every Friday right before sundown, until Saturday evening… it clears my head & makes me feel refreshed for the coming week.
Shabbos (or Shabbat, in modern Hebrew) is the Jewish Sabbath, which starts from Friday right before sundown, and carries through until about an hour after nightfall on Saturday evening. During this time, traditional Jews refrain from certain activities classified as “labor” – in other words, it is a “day of rest”. No iPhones, no laptop, no Twitter (unless you set it up to run in advance, which could be the subject of a whole other post).