I have been without my Blackberry for a while. The smart phone stopped being smart and I couldn’t even use it as a phone. Fortunately it was still under warranty so I was able to get it fixed. Not having this type of connection was actually a good thing. It reminded me that it is important to disconnect regularly, daily even. Doing so in this always connected world is tough, but doable. Having a smart phone does have its advantages when it comes to social media though! So I am glad to be able to participate more frequently, but the down time also allowed me to reflect on how I was using social media and to develop a strategy that is not so consuming. I hope too elaborate as I implement what I want to do. What are some things you do, or systems you have to avoid getting burned out?