Self-Care Sunday Highlight: Unplugging

One thing that I haven’t done in a while that I plan on starting to do.

Have you ever unplugged?  By unplugging, I mean turning off your laptop and tablet, logging off all social media, putting your phone on Do Not Disturb or silent (even turning it off for that matter), and just secluding yourself for however long you choose?  No?  You should try it; it might change your life.

I’ve known people to unplug from the world for a couple of hours and it did them a world of good.  I’ve unplugged before and it was the best hours of my life.  I felt completely refreshed afterwards.  I usually choose Sunday evenings as my “unplug time”.  I pour up a nice drink, take a long bath, put a fancy oil in my diffuser and take a long bath, moisturize, exfoliate, etc.  Some of the other benefits of unplugging include giving you the opportunity to take a mental break from social media and technology, and gives you some face to face time with family or friends that you’ve been missing.

Here are a few ideas of how to unplug:

  1. Turn your phone on silent for an hour or two.
  2. Put your phone on Do Not Disturb (except for maybe 1 or 2 emergency contacts)
  3. Delete your social media apps for a weekend
  4. Turn off all your notifications (including emails)

Goal for the week: choose one of these ideas or create one of your own ways to unplug and get a quick recharge on life.
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