Unplugging, Travel & Life

How many of you are addicted to Social Media? Is it difficult to keep your phone off? When was the last time you took a picture without instantly wanting to upload it to a Social Network?

Well, what if for a few days after the holidays, you did something a little different? Like ‘unplug’, detach, leave the phone at home?

This year, I’ve decided to do that. As a business owner it can be tempting to want to constantly keep everyone up to date, to make sure I’m not missing anything in the business world.

At the end of the day, all we have is that day. And often times we spend it online, instead of having face-to-face engaging conversations. And sometimes, we’ll be out with our friends, and still focusing on our phones, rather than our friends, completely missing the point why we got together in the first place!

So for the holidays I told my team at The Happy Channel to ‘unplug’ as it was mentioned in our last blog post, “Allow Yourself to ‘Unplug’ This Holiday Season

There are some great tips in there to help you ‘unplug’ and live in the moment.

And as I have mentioned about my new ‘Living More, Working Less’ mantra, this fits in nicely.

Do you think you can unplug January 1st – 3rd?
Give yourself a break! For those of us who remember what it was like before the internet, I’m sure we could do it! ;)

One of the ways I love to unplug is by traveling. Even though many airlines are introducing Wi-Fi in the sky, I love the opportunity to just shut everything down, and read a book! I’m looking forward to catching up on my reading since I’ll be giving myself the gift of travel for the New Year! I’m so excited! For the start of the New Year I decided it was time to get out there and explore again. Get out of my home and live! Visit countries I’ve never been to before and have an adventure in the unknown!

So, according to some of the tips in “Allow Yourself to ‘Unplug’ This Holiday Season“, I actually had the battery in my watch replaced so I could tell time without my phone. I’m also bringing a regular camera that does not have internet/sharing capabilities. And you already know I’m bringing a book. So, I’m on my way to ‘unplugging’. Further, smart phones become very costly to use overseas, so data is off and only to be used in areas with Wi-Fi.

I might pop in from time-to-time, sharing pictures from a surprise location, ’cause I really do love sharing with you and if I feel moved and inspired, there’s just no stopping me!

So anyone up for unplugging? Maybe for 2014 you’ll decide you’d like to start living more…

Just a thought…

Happy New Year everyone!

‘Til next time, thanks for reading and Happy Dreaming! :)

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