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It's hard to remember a day when we weren't so accessible by phone and email. Or when we couldn't stop to take a selfie wherever we went. Well, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is apparently longing for those days. On Sunday, he announced his plans to take a break from his phone, email, and all social media. In his note, Sheeran said, 

"I've had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed."

While most of us can't just stop answering our work emails and go off the grid for a bit, the idea of being less plugged in does sound like a nice way to enjoy some downtime. So if you're looking to take a social break, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to.

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