No Email Day: leave your inbox for 24 hours

Friday, November 11th is No Email Day—a day to encourage living without email and focusing instead on "real work" or art, or anything else going undone at work or at home.

The “No Email Day” campaign is meant to encourage people to stop using email for 24 hours, in an attempt to bring about awareness of how email has become abused and/or overused. It encourages face to face interaction, as well as the use of the telephone and written letters.

All of this, in an effort to keep us from relying on email and to allow us to focus.

Visit the No Email Day Facebook page and manifesto for more information.

And for lots more about how to get along better both with and without technology, see these previous Mindful articles:

You’ve Got Mail – Sylvia Boorstein on how email can actually be transformational

Tech Support for the Hopelessly Connected and Is it Time to Unplug? – by Elisha Goldstein

Addicted to Speed
– Susan Piver on how to maintain focus in the information age