May 29 2017

Why you need to unplug?

It’s been a pretty quiet week on the blog. Honestly, I’ve been feeling drained mentally, physically, and creatively. You know that feeling when nothing brings you joy anymore, even the things you love, and you can’t seem to shake off that feeling of complete exhaustion. It sucks, but we all go through it.

If you think about it, we spend most of our day being glued to our phones and computers. Being connected to the world 24/7 can really take a toll on our well being. In the same way that we need a vacation away from our jobs, it’s equally as important to take a vacation away from our computers and phones. Here’s a few reasons why you need to unplug:

1. It allows you to have some “me time”
I can’t stress the importance of having a little me time. Having some time alone allows you to clear your mind and recharge. Take some time to take care of yourself. This can be taking a nap, working out, or doing one of your hobbies.

2. It allows you to spend more time with friends and family
I’ll admit that I’m tempted to scroll through my Instagram feed during a family dinner. However, when our attention is split, it doesn’t allow us to fully enjoy living in the moment. Cherish the time you have with your friends and family. At the end of the day, your loved ones are what is important, not how many social media followers you have.

3. Less Stress 
One time at work our internet connection went out and we couldn’t get any work done for the whole day. It made me realize how dependent we are on computers and technology. Many of us are spending a majority of our work day on a computer and the rest of our night on our phones. When your not giving your mind some time to rest, this can easily lead to stress.

4. Give your eyes a break
Most of us spend a majority of the day staring at a computer screen. I know I always have trouble taking a break when I’m working on something or want to binge watch a TV show. However, it’s important to walk away from our screens every now and then to keep our eyes healthy. Every 20 mins try to look away from your screen and stare at a distant object to reduce fatigue.

5. You won’t compare yourself to others
When you are focusing on what every one else is doing on social media, you can easily fall victim to comparison. It’s easy to feel like your life is boring and isn’t as interesting as everyone else.  It’s important to unplug so that we can fully live our lives and appreciate all the wonderful things we have.

Do you guys ever have a hard time unplugging? What are some of the things you do? 

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Posted May 29, 2017 by Novemberschild in category "Musings & Thoughts

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I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.

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