I know, sounds kind of weird: unplug to stay connected. But sometimes in life, we need to do just that.
For instance, maybe you are working on a project and it’s just not coming together. So you step back, walk away or distract yourself from it for a while (unplug). And when you come back it all flows together (connected).
Last week my husband did just that. I was offering Reiki sessions at a fund raising event for the victims of the tragic shooting here in Las Vegas. Although, thankfully, we were not directly affected by it, the energy in the city was intense. And Reiki is one way to help people heal, relax and re-charge. http://livebalancednaturally.com/services/reiki/
So he decided to spend the day chillin’ out with our dogs.
Now my husband always has two or three projects going at a time. In fact, I joke that I cannot give him a “honey do” list because he’s always on top of things.
But he just felt that he needed to do take the time for himself. I wasn’t around to bug him so it was a perfect time for him to unplug (even though he is not a computer or gaming person).
Now, maybe this isn’t the way to recharge for everyone but it worked for him. He was so much more relaxed and calm when I got home. I could visibly see the tension was gone. And the dogs were pretty relaxed also!
But if his way to unplug isn’t for you, here are some other ideas…..
First and most importantly, you need to literally UNPLUG FROM ALL ELECTRONICS.
They are a distraction from life, add to stress, emit radiation, and are bad for our health- mentally and physically- to name a few things.
Constantly having the need to check what’s happening on social media or check our texts and emails puts unwanted stress on our system.
Sitting at your computer for hours or binge watching shows usually means you don’t move for a long time and tend to snack on unhealthy foods.
Playing electronic games, watching violent movies, even sports raises our stress levels.
So by unplugging, we can start reconnecting to ourselves and our life.
SPENDING TIME IN NATURE is one of the best ways to recharge. And that means without headsets!
The energy from the plants, trees, grass, water, mountains and animals gives our body what it needs to replenish.
Or maybe VISITING WITH A FRIEND, maybe even one you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while, helps you to recharge.
I always find it amazing that I have certain friends I might not talk to in a while but when we do talk, it’s as if we just spoke yesterday. Those are the friends who help to reconnect our lives.
Take a DAY TRIP to someplace new – maybe right in your own city.
Discovering something new is always refreshing.
And if it’s close enough to revisit often, it may become your special place to escape whenever you need to unplug to connect.
TRYING SOMETHING NEW is always refreshing.
It might be taking a class, eating at a new restaurant, or maybe something from your bucket list. But trying something you haven’t done before is a way to unplug from your daily life. And the feeling of accomplishment after is so invigorating.
Of course, there is always a SPA DAY.
No one can deny the refreshed feeling after a luxurious bubble bath, massage, or facial.
Or as I mentioned earlier, a Reiki session!! Click here to schedule yours: http://livebalancednaturally.com/contact/
Whatever you choose to do remember, it’s all about taking the time to take care of yourself. And to do it before it becomes a health issue.
I’d love to hear your ways to unplug to stay connected!
In Peace and Good Health,
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