Turn Off On Your Day Off

We live in a DiGiTaL AgE,this we know is true. Due to the easy nature of modern technology people work more than ever nowadays. It is a spectacular time that we are living in but, why is it so hard to “turn off” our virtual connections to the world on our days off? Relax, take a martial arts class, stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Southfield (Yeah I went there), take a walk through the park, ride your bike, bake cupcakes.  (Its ok)

The art of doing nothing is really something.  We need to learn to put ourselves first and take time away from our busy work schedules, when we can. The world will not stop and you can hear about all of the wonderful and not-so-wonderful things that happened while you stopped working, tweeting, posting, pinning, following, updating, commenting, emailing, calling, liking, replying, stalking, searching, copying, pasting, blogging, adding, bookmarking, checking-in, hashtagging, instagraming, link sharing, tagging, youtubing, yelping, reviewing, texting and googling, to name a few.

 The Weekend (for most people) is what we look forward to the moment our week begins. Yet on our weekends we stay “turned on” like we are afraid to miss something. The thought of being disconnected gives us anxiety. Effective time management requires rest, relaxation and leading a balanced life. If you are constantly working you will soon find yourself burning out, suffering from a lack of energy and not functioning at optimal levels. By allowing yourself time to rest and relax you will allow your body to build itself up again for more effective activity. This behavior will lead to a more productive work week, a better attitude, and new love for your work.

Once you mentally “take out the trash” you have a clean slate to think on. Clearing your mind is not only good for reducing accumulated stress from everyday ING’S (see them highlighted above). It is also useful in terms of taking a step back to successfully move forward. 

Lets not do this:

Let’s do the following:

Write more creative blog entries

Get the promotion we deserve

Paint that perfect picture

Land that  important account

Have a productive work day

Be creative

TURN OFF on our DAY OFF.

 We can work 24/7 on the internet but, it doesn’t mean we have to.

-The HGI Detroit Southfield Team

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“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important”. – Bill Gates 
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