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In recent years, the days leading up to a holiday always cause me to feel slightly anxious about 'switching off'. Literally and metaphorically. Have I answered all the important emails? How will I survive without a laptop for two weeks? What will happen if I don't send any tweets?
Although I can imagine that not everyone feels like this, the articles and blog posts that I've read suggest that I'm not alone in my fear of disconnecting and I summarised some of these in a recent blog post. But the growing intrusion of electronic devices and communication into every moment of our lives is also causing people to re-evaluate the reality of being 'always on' and strive to create more 'disconnected moments'.