We're a part of an era where everything is at our finger tips. As we all know, in just a few clicks of a mouse or swipes across your phone you can now connect to friends, family or find out what people are doing across the world. I find this fascinating! But what I see more and more as we evolve in technology is how we being to disconnect from our reality and lose healthy human communication. Think about it, when was the last time you picked up the phone to see what a friend was doing instead of sending a quick text? Or when was the last time you took time to read a book versus doing a quick Google search? Although I am a champion for online communication and the incredible benefits of technology, I am a bigger proponent of a healthy balanced lifestyle.
If we practice healthy disconnection from our social networks for a day, for example, we allow ourselves to be fully present in our own lives. Rather than jumping on Facebook to read what others are doing (or not doing) in their lives, we focus on what we do in ours. This healthy disconnection allows us to focus on what we have to do, reflect, re-prioritize and simply be. Practicing something so simple, just one day a week, can positively impact your day in big ways. So think about it. Set boundaries for yourself and make the choice to love yourself enough to practice healthy disconnection.
Here are some benefits I gain through healthy disconnection that may help you, too:
- Increase in human communication
- Personal time, or personal development
- Idea generation, creativity
- Elimination of negativity
- No meaningless interruptions
- Reflection on oneself
- Physical activity, exercise, time outdoors
- Peace of mind
So please, take time for yourself and disconnect for a bit. Maybe it's for a day, or maybe you begin with a half day commitment. Whatever you decide is right for you will be enough. So go ahead and just be, but please don't be gone for too long because I'd love to hear what you gained from healthy disconnection! I'll leave you with this quote...
"Without great solitude no serious work is possible." Pablo Picasso
For questions or comments on how you can practice healthy disconnection please feel free to comment below or reach me using the contact page. Wishing you success in your healthy disconnection! Ciao!