Sometimes I just need a time-out. Time for me. Time to do what I want, when I want, and why I want.
And try hard not to think it selfish.
With so much time at home and school being "officially" out, scrolling through social media and getting sucked into its toxic hold was taking up too much of my time. Last weekend I took a personal time-out, and I unplugged for almost three days.
Do you know what I learned?
- The world continues with or without me scrolling through it.
- My personal productivity increased.
- It wasn't as difficult as what I thought it would be.
- I was happier.
- Returning takes discipline.
- I didn't miss it.
Sunday night I sat with my notebook and wrote my weekend verbs, all the things I did instead of plugging in.
I made time to:
Maybe time-outs aren't such a bad thing after all!
A good way to hit your body/life reset button. Here's to many more weekends filled with verbs that are not scrolling.ReplyDelete
This is probably something I also should do. I found this inspiring. I'm glad you had this beautiful weekend!ReplyDelete
I so agree with you. Unplugging has so many benefits. The benefit would even grow if we were able to make it a habit. I look forward to summer - best time to unplug.ReplyDelete
Love this post. I was struggling (on my birthday!) trying to figure out how on earth I could write my Spiritual Journey post, my Sharing Our Stories post, and my Poetry Friday post. Then I hit on the idea of doing one post for all three. It's challenging to figure out how to unplug in a world that is increasingly connected virtually. Yet reading your list makes me long for a weekend like yours. Especially so I can read, relax, and rock on the front porch. Hey, that may become my new mantra for when I unplug!ReplyDelete