I don’t know about you, but just about every time my phone gets a notification, I seem to have the urgency to look at it. We are so reliant on our phones for work, communicating with people and keeping up with the latest news. However, it does seem like far too often I am sucked down the blackhole that is Facebook and Twitter, endless scrolling for no real purpose at all.
A few years ago I took a family vacation and I decided to unplug and leave my phone in airplane mode, and I just used the camera function to take photos and I also had it off when I was not taking photos. I noticed during this time that I was able to focus more on my family and really engage with what was going on without being bombarded with texts and notifications. There was a sense of rest that came with that. It was nice to not being connected with anyone else besides the people I was with.
I urge you to unplug, it is essential to truly resting well. Even if it’s just leaving your phone in your bedroom while you are out in the other room for the afternoon or evening. You’re not going to miss out on a whole lot with your phone not being in your hand every second. I’ll be honest, I don’t do it as often as I should and as I am writing this post, I am thinking of implementing this more often. Especially when I am on vacations with family or my fiancé. The most important people will be with me and I don’t need to keep everyone updated with a play by play every second. Rather, I could give a recap maybe at the end of the day with a photo or maybe limit myself to posting 2-3 times and then turning off my phone.
Have you unplugged or went off the grid? Did you find yourself more rested after you did?