When was the last time you went unplugged for a day or even a few hours? When you start to think about it, the answer might surprise you. A recent event in my life inspired me to go unplugged for the past week. No blogging. No social media. Very limited emailing, texting, and smart phone usage. For a blogger and freelance writer, this may sound completely crazy. You may be wondering how I could go unplugged for a week. If I can do it, you can too!
If you’re like me and graduated from high school prior to 2006, you remember the time before Facebook, blogging, and other social media dominated our lives. Now, these online platforms have infiltrated not only our personal lives but also our professional lives, making it more difficult than ever to go unplugged. I would say this past week is the longest I’ve gone unplugged in years!
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Challenge yourself to go unplugged for a week, a day, or even an hour! Step away from the screen, and give those eyes a reprieve from the electric glow. Remember what it’s like to look around you and enjoy your surroundings. Give those fingers a break from typing and texting and revisit the feel of turning pages between your fingertips – read a book or pick up a magazine! Most importantly, use your time unplugged to get face to face with friends and family you typically text or email. I guarantee that taking the challenge to go unplugged will make you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good. Stay tuned for my upcoming series FEEL GOOD, LOOK GOOD in 2014!