I am on holiday this week. Nestled by the coast of Mid Wales. Lots of long walks with the dogs amidst beautiful scenery. However one thing I am aware of is the almost complete lack of connectivity, broadband and phone. So I had five thoughts on the subject.
- Be grateful. I live in a semi rural environment yet I have great connectivity. I have super fast fibre broadband and although the phone signal can be a little patchy at times as I live in a valley it is rarely completely off.
- Plan. If you are thinking of moving to the country and you need to be connected I would plan ahead. On the TV programme Move to the Country they rarely mention connectivity. Yet one of the reasons they decide to move is that one or both of them can work from anywhere because “I am in IT.” Think again. In much of rural UK you had better find a new career.
- The size of your inbox should not be related to your self esteem. I strongly suspect for many of us the number of people wanting to communicate with us is too strongly tied to how we feel about ourselves. It shouldn’t be.
- Turning the phone is quite a good thing. People will survive without you.
- Relax you’re on holiday. Read a book instead of emails, Facebook and Twitter.