Life, unplugged: Gurung column encourages selective disconnect
Award-winning Psychology and Human Development Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung took to the pages of Thursday’s (Aug. 7) Green Bay Press-Gazette, using the newspaper’s “Today’s Take” column to encourage readers to unplug this summer. Gurung writes of seasonal visits he’s taken to popular Green Bay locales, only to see countless adults missing the good stuff because they’re too distracted by their cellphones. “Disconnecting has umpteen benefits,” Gurung writes. “Not only do we get more efficient at what we are doing, now without interruption, but we also get more creative. People who let their mind wander after facing a tough problem actually came up with more solutions to the problem than people whose minds were occupied. Companies where workers have email-free time periods show more productivity.” Gurung encourages readers to use what’s left of summer to do some selective unplugging. Read his full column.