I cut off the internet last week.
Well, not really. I cut off the web. I stopped checking websites I check everyday, even the news. And I quit listening to talk radio and stopped reading the pile of magazines I have a backlog on. After five days, I don't really miss any of it. There's more time to think, and I feel like I have more freedom to do thinks I want to. Like writing blog posts. Or getting back to some creative projects I had sidelined.
It's also very meditative. There's a lot more time to think about life and plan for things that will happen and how to do them instead of reacting to things as they come at you.