Considering the upcoming Labour Day Long Weekend is the last of the summer (gasp!), unplugging might be a great way to enjoy it free from digital distractions and reduce your overall stress.
To get the most out of your unplugged weekend, plan a list of activities you can do without using technology. If you find it hard to unplug, set boundaries. Make sure that you tell yourself not to check your email or answer phone calls. It is easy to get sucked into a world of constant communication, even on vacation. It is also a good idea to set time limits for yourself. For example, if you can't resist checking your email, set a time limit of eight hours and only connect after this time. Depending on your personal preferences, you may want to set automatic reminders or define when you can't check your email.
The first step in unplugging is identifying your needs. Then, you can choose a screen-free activity that will fulfill those needs. Otherwise, you may feel distressed or slip back into your old habits. Make sure you're prepared to replace your technology with activities you enjoy. One great activity for your mind is connecting with nature.
Digital detoxing can be difficult but it is worth it! Getting rid of devices can make you feel better in the long run. It can help you relax and rejuvenate your mind. Creating a time for unplugging can help you recharge your energy and live a more balanced life.
If you're planning on using your phone during your long weekend, try limiting your notifications to social media and certain apps. Think about what needs your attention right now and leave the rest of the notifications for later!
Pledge to unplug and enjoy yourself this Labour Day Weekend by posting with #LabourDayUnplugged!