Media Sabbath

Sometimes you just need to take a break from all of your technology.

In 2010, I was feeling overwhelmed by my digital distractions, RSS feeds, Twitter streams, Facebook updates and never-ending emails. I decided to carve out some sacred space for myself and my family. Sundays became my Media Sabbath* day.

Here’s a feature report I did on the experience. It aired on CBC Radio’s excellent Spark program.

*Full disclosure: I kept up a media sabbath for about six months, but no longer observe it. I quit once I started anchoring and working the evening shift. I found that my wife and I didn’t have time to enjoy a movie or television show together during the week, so I wanted the option to watch something with her on Sunday nights.

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One comment

  1. […] in this event, and ones similar to it, for the past couple of years. I used to regularly observe a media sabbath, and look forward to getting back to it, at least for one day. Cellphone sleeping […]

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