I love my smart phone. It keeps me connected at all times. I can do anything I need and stay in touch with everyone about various projects I am working on…but sometimes, I just need to get away. I want to be able to enjoy family time without having to respond to an email about budget reports, a text about women’s ministry, or questions on one of the MANY Facebook pages I manage so I will put my phone on airplane mode for a few hours. Well, this weekend, I decided that I was disconnecting Saturday evening and would not reconnect until this morning. I hung a virtual Do Not Disturb sign…
I didn’t look at any of my emails…didn’t Tweet, stayed off of Pinterest, no texting…The only person I sent a text to on Sunday was my mother to let her know that my phone would be turned off so if there was an emergency, she would need to call my husband’s phone.
It was nice to have that break away from the busyness of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my life and all of the activities I am involved in but my brain just needed a break…some time to just relax and enjoy the day. It was really a mini vacation that I needed. I feel that by doing this, I was more mentally prepared for this week.
I challenge you to turn off your device for a couple of hours a week to see how free you feel. Enjoy!