Unplugged for 14 Days! Take my Challenge...

I just returned from a 14 Day Vacation traveling from New England to Nova Scotia. I'm beyond grateful for this opportunity and couldn't have done it without a fantastic business partner that covered me, a team of excellent service providers that I trust and my clients encouraging me.  I'm blessed, surrounded by people that make me better, challenge me daily by reminding me of self-care and travel that fills my sweet soul. 

The truth is I packed the morning we left; I was exhausted from checking and triple checking all of my notes on current business, future business + all of the details that are involved in everyday life. The night before leaving, I slept maybe 2.5 hours, not due to excitement but still checking off list after list. I was determined to turn off all technology notifications at 8:00 AM until I returned, and I did it! Well, I did use my phone to find a good Lobster Restaurant in Maine, for taking pictures, and that doesn't count. I thought it would be harder to unplug than it was, and believe that since I diligently prepared, it felt GOOD. 

Have you ever really unplugged from technology? Our brains need the rest! We are not made to stay as connected as we are to phones, text, emails, computers, audible books, podcast, social media, TV, The News, etc. How many times a day do you search online or ask Siri or Alexa a question? I often say, "I'll Google it," in conversations. Technology is an excellent resource,  it's convenient, and I'm a huge fan. 

I challenge you to write down the number of times you respond or use any form of technology for one day. The challenge may sound overwhelming for some. Do you feel like technology is addictive? Trust me, I felt like a slave to technology before my escape. I survived and felt like I was handed a gift equally as good as my vacation.  Since returning, I'm more consciously aware of tracking my connected time.  Ask me how I'm doing when you see me. Take my challenge and update me on if your goal is to unplug for a few hours, days, or weeks. What is the worse that could happen? You may improve your relationships, memory, sleep, health, attitude, and increase your work performance afterward.  

The search was worth it! Yum!