Gosh, isn’t it hard to unplug? It’s hard to admit how dependent on social media I’ve become. Social media is the lifeline to my business; completely unplugging isn’t realistic. As I think about what Arianna is challenging us to do during my re-read of her book, I realize that I can unplug. And everything will be okay.
I love reading, but don’t devote as much time to it as I would like. I want to learn to knit, to make stained glass, and to practice yoga more. I want to build more LEGO cities, play more board games, and color more. I want to run more, to cook more, and to have more fun. But I cannot accomplish any of those things tethered to my iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.
As I dig deeper into Thrive, I remember something that I did back in May 2013. Inspired by a dear friend’s pledge to be tech free for a day, I unplugged for an entire weekend. It was weird – scary even – at first. Reading this book reminded me that disconnecting is good for me – and for my family. I kept it up for a while. And then I made excuses and quickly found myself tethered again.
Did you know that there are only 936 weekends from the time your child is born until they turn 18. Do you want to waste them all with your face buried in social media? I don’t want to waste the 693 that remain.
So thanks to Arianna – and my dear friend Isra – I’ll be unplugging on the weekends again. And just like last time, everything will be fine.
When was the last time you unplugged?