Plugging In to New Ideas
Disconnecting from electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, televisions, game systems, etc.) from time to time is actually good for your health. These days, I disconnect at least once or twice a day. For 30 or 60 minutes (or longer, depending on the day), I shut the cell phone off, turn off the laptop and the television. For that time, there is no texting, no email checking, no Google searching, or anything that requires a connection to electronic devices.

Reading about how this would benefit my health inspired me to give it a try. I have definitely seen results. It helps to improve my focus and clarity. It’s a way to relax and prepare for a restful night of sleep. And, it has created time for me to communicate with family and friends during long walks & bike rides, or just sitting together talking. I encourage you to experiment with disconnecting and see what the results are in your life.

Spend some time in silence…or, try engaging in a conversation with another person face to face, rather than texting or emailing them. Whatever you decide, think of unplugging from electronics as a way of plugging into meaningful time with yourself, and also as a way of improving your overall health.


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