Many experts say that it is important to disconnect and take time for yourself to re-energize. I have a hard time doing this.
- I am an email addict. My work email is connected to my iPad and my cell phone!
- I dislike getting behind on Twitter or Face Book. I might miss something good.
- I need to hear my colleagues' voices on Voxer.
- I LOVE to be on my computer, even to watch shows recorded on my DVR.
- Yes, I peek at my phone every couple of minutes while driving to see if any notification light is blinking.
Why am I sharing this? Well, that is a good question. It was not my intent as I sat down to blog today to share my dirty little secrets. I just wanted to share that I was going on a mini vacation with the family so would not be blogging for the next several days.
Then, as if in a counseling session, I started airing my dirty laundry! I could go back and add much more to the list, but I think you get the picture.
I am making a commitment to my family that for the next few days I will:
- Turn off my phone email notification and only check my email once per day
- Only go on Face Book to upload photos from our trip
- Accept that it is OK if I miss things on Twitter
- Watch my DVR'd shows on my iPad only after the kids have gone to bed
- Tell me Voxer family that they will not here from me for a few days.
I admit I am not completely disconnecting. I might go insane if I tried. However, I will greatly reduce how much time I am attached to technology. I have a feeling my family will be much happier to have my undivided attention these next several days!