#127: Don’t Take Your Laptop To Bed [Podcast]

If you're always plugged in to the Internet, you might just be unplugging from some of the most important relationships in your life.

Couple working on laptops in bed


Today I'll discuss 5 reasons why you might not want to take your laptop to bed.

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“Hey Ray, are you a ‘greasy grace' guy?” The question comes to my email inbox every now and then. Here's my answer.

  1. There is no such thing as “greasy grace” – there is only the Gospel, and the Gospel is grace.
  2. Grace is a gift, so all your working at it won't help you. You can't ever deserve it – the word actually means “unmerited favor”.
  3. The #1 accusation hurled at Paul was that he proposed too much grace, and too much freedom. If we're not accused of the same things Paul was accused of, are we preaching the same thing he preached?

Feature Presentation: Don't Take Your Laptop To Bed

Having a laptop, iPad or iPhone sure makes it easy to stay plugged in – even where we should be unplugged. Here are 5 reasons why taking your gadgets to bed with you might not be such a great idea.

  1. If you're married, taking your laptop to bed with you robs your spouse of your presence and sends the signal that your gadget is more important them.
  2. That softly glowing light actually interferes with your ability to sleep well, even after you turn it off.
  3. The mental stimuli are also damaging  the quality of your sleep.
  4. Communicating with the world and your co-workers during all hours sends the message that you have no boundaries, and they will respond accordingly.
  5. You're teaching your subconscious mind that even your bedroom is not a place of rest.

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Question: Do you take your laptop, or other connected device, to bed with you? Do you think that has a positive or negative effect on your life? Click here to leave your comments.

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.