I went unplugged from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. I did use the phone a couple of times to text and to check email since I had a Craiglist sale pending, but otherwise the computer was closed and the phone was not being used. So many times a day, I refresh a page to see if someone may have updated a status or responded to me when it’s just not important. It’s important to pay attention to my needs and the needs of my family, and I got to do that so much more when I unplugged from it all.
I felt more focused on things – I could read chapters without the computer open next to me to check Facebook or Twitter. I could enjoy a ride in the car at night by watching the stars rather than turning on my phone. I wrote in a journal, I read in my book that has been sitting for days while drinking tea in the sunshine, I took a long shower, I spent time with my family, and I participated in a teleclass through the Natural Parenting Center.
It was so refreshing to unplug, and recharge myself for once. This may become a weekly occurrence. If you try it, let me know! =)
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