Unplugging is not as hard as you think. It is a commodity of life that lets you re-connect to people, places and things that should be important to you. Actually have a conversation with the person that is in the room with you. Go for a walk and listen to the sounds around you. Enjoy a hobby that has been shelved. Turn off all, and I mean all, of your devices and sit in the sunshine, read a book (a real book - not one that has been downloaded), whatever you wish. Just turn the darned things off!
I am no different than the mass number of the human race that rely on gadgets to get me through the day. I, on the other hand have one more vice that insists I leave the computer world behind. I am accompanied by my camera (yes, I know - modern technology), and the need to go where I can write with nothing but the sounds of nature surrounding me.
Physically spending time away. Going to where there is no cell service and the 4:30 a.m. chatter of the birds wake me to a gorgeous sunrise. These are my unplug moments. I admit, they don’t happen often enough and each time I get away, I wonder what took me so long to return.
These mini trips give me quiet, solitude to write, take pictures, visit with friends and embrace the early morning. I can go for a drive down a gravel road at 5:00 a.m. that takes me to a place where I stop, breath, and just be.
The deluge of modern technology has taken away a lot of the important things in life. Take the time to unplug. If not everyday, at least once a week, and for sure once a month. It is so worth it.
How do you unplug?
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life