It’s counter-intuitive, non-scientific, and definitely anti-establishment, but unplugging is the best way I’ve found to create more energy.
Do you ever get overloaded with all the information you are asked to process every day? On top of that we pile even more information via TV, radio, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked in. And don’t even get me started on the stacks of magazines, books, and blogs I’m falling behind on.
I’m gonna bet that last paragraph stressed you out. It stressed me out writing it! ‘Cause it’s TRUE. Too much information clutters your brain. When your brain is cluttered, it’s confused. Confusion causes stress. Stress sucks your energy like that unibrow vampire from Twilight sucks his dinner.
Fortunately, there’s a cure. And it doesn’t require a walk-a-thon to raise money for. It’s free. But it’s not easy…the first time.
Try it for at least one day each weekend. Don’t pull out your laptop, don’t check your computer, don’t watch TV, don’t tweet, and for God’s sake, don’t go near Facebook!
I’ve been doing this for about a month. It was hard at first. I’m addicted just like you are. Let me tell ya, it got real easy, real fast. Now I look forward to it each week. I’m much less stressed. I’m enjoying my weekend SO MUCH MORE, and I’m pretty sure my family likes having me around now. I’ve even done a whole unplugged weekend, but that’s really for crazy people.
The best benefit of all? Unplugging has given me time to re-charge my brain and my body. I’ve always liked Mondays, but now I actually feel like I’m ready for them! And what’s truly amazing is that I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on a single thing.
C’mon, be crazy with me this weekend. Unplug.