Disconnecting means putting yourself in an interruption free zone so you act instead of react. It’s a method of preventing yourself from interacting with people and posts online when it’s not urgent that you do so.  We all have a natural drive that makes us want to respond instantly to notifications as they appear, and to seek out distractions as a way to avoid being present. However, research shows that frequent distractions increase our stress and decrease our happiness. When we can concentrate, without distractions, we are