Let me ask you a couple of questions.
How Often do you “unPlug”?
How often do you take a break from Social Media, E-Mail, the Internet?
I confess I can be a bit…umm…addicted to all things techie!
I love working on my website, checking stats, and seeing what’s happening (or not happening on social media)
I tend to check email way to often.
It’s super easy to think you have to be “social”, “visible”, and “engaged” 24/7.
It’s also frustrating and impossible.
A couple of weeks ago I took a full weekend off from the internet.
I didn’t check email, social media, My Etsy Shop, no website tweaking, no nothing.
The only thing I allowed was Etsy Sale Notifications.
This is What I gained from unplugging
- A Tranquil Weekend.
- Time to Enjoy Life
- Time to Read a Novel
- Time to dream
My weekend hummed along with a tranquil feel, nothing rushed or hurried.Unplug and gain a tranquil weekend Click To Tweet
There was nothing to pull me away or distracting me from what is important…Enjoying Life, Living in the moment, Sharing Time with the person I love.
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I was able to finally read my first Book of the Month selection
and concentrate on it enough to enjoy it.
Being unplugged gave me time to dream without all the advice from the “experts” and “gurus”.
By Monday I felt refreshed and ready to get back into my routine.
I don’t take full weekends off that often.
I know I don’t take enough full day’s off.
I didn’t miss a ‘thang over that weekend instead I gained a bit more insight into our wired up world.
You NEED time away from it. Especially if your work or business is online.
My New Plan?
- Shut it all down at 7 PM and read a novel.
- I check email once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
- I check in on Social Media once or twice a day. Period.
As much as I Love reading personal development books – Night time, I’ve found isn’t a good time for me.
It’s how I get other things done – like write a blog post or bake my breads!
The internet has its place and I am part of that world.
One last word on Unplugging: The best thing about it? You just might do something fun and different.
When’s the last time you really unplugged? Will you plan a day or two soon? Please share in the comments below.
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Adele, Creative Domestic Engineer