I meant to post this much earlier in the day, but that didn’t happen and I don’t regret it. I’ve spent the time, basically unplugged, with family. First I went swimming with my nieces and nephew. Then I went to a family dinner with cousins. It’s been a great day.
As much as I love being connected and creating stuff online and off, I know that sometimes it’s helpful to unplug. We need to take time for ourselves. We need to reconnect with the people around us and with ourselves without the addition of technology.
Some indications that I need to unplug tend to be:
- I stress over nothing.
- I feel burnt out.
- I feel like I don’t have anything to say.
- I get easily distracted.
- I hop from project to project without really getting anything done.
- I obsess over numbers. (Yes, we need to be aware of our numbers, but not obsess over them).
When I notice two or three of these, I notice it’s time to take a break. Your indicators might be similar or wildly different. Only you know what your indicators are. Just be aware and know when you need to take a break and unplug.