Do you ever feel like just “unplugging” completely? Basically having an unplugged weekend? Turning off your phone, email, Facebook, Instagram…..everything “electronically social”? I’m feeling like maybe doing that this weekend would be a good thing for me. Just turning all the “noise” off.
Don’t get me wrong, I love social media. Facebook and Instagram are my go to sites and where I spend a great deal of my online time. Email is awesome for keeping in touch and getting things done. And texting or Facetiming are fantastic. I love them all.
But sometimes, just once in a great while, I feel like I need to pull away from all of that. I need to just focus on me, my thoughts, my creative endeavors. Maybe just read a book, a real book, in my hands. Or knit, without any noise in the background, so I can just let my mind wonder as I make the stitches. Or write in my journal, a real journal, with a pen and paper. That sounds absolutely delightful.
Not to mention focusing on my hubby. There are many times when he has to share me with my phone, iPad, or Mac. It’d be so nice to spend the whole weekend just focusing on him, especially since this weekend is Valentine’s Day. Actually looking at him, instead of splitting my time between him and a screen. We could talk, play a board game, go for a walk, read a book together, put a puzzle together, or just enjoy spending time together without any outside distractions. It just sounds lovely.
The sad thing is that it’ll probably be difficult for me. I really don’t know if I could actually even go a full weekend without checking my phone, email, Facebook or Instagram. That’s crazy, isn’t it? But it’s the truth. I spend so much time plugged in that it would be weird to have an full unplugged weekend. Of course, that is exactly the reason why doing an unplugged weekend is such a good idea.
I need the break. I need the silence. I need to just refocus on myself and my hubby. It’ll be good for me. It’ll be good for my marriage. It’ll be good for my creativity. And it’ll be really good for my sanity!
I’m going to do it! I’ll be “unplugging” from everything at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon, which is when I get off work. And I will not be “plugging back in” until Monday morning at 8:00, which is when I go back to work. That is 65 hours!!! I can do this! You can too!! Who wants to join me!?!