#18: my unplugged week
This episode is all about the week I did the unthinkable: I turned my phone OFF, put it in the glovebox of my car, and unplugged for a whole week.
Seven whole days, sans phone and internet. I know, nuts right?
I even took the week off work so Nick, Leroy and I could spend the week at my parents’ cabin in Saskatchewan. At the height of my anxiety, I realized I needed balance, so we started doing this twice per year to give ourselves a break.
It’s like switching your brain off and on again.
You know how when your phone starts glitching out, you can solve the problem 99% of the time with a simple reboot? A break is like that for your brain.
That’s what my unplugged week was meant to do. Unplug, reboot, refresh.
In this episode, I talk about what I learned during my unplugged week.
I learned how addicted I am to my phone, how much time I waste (So. Much. Time.), the effect that constant connection has on my anxiety, and that the world doesn’t actually end if I unplug for a week. Who knew?
I also answer your questions from my first Instagram post after turning my phone back on.
Your questions about my unplugged week:
How did my clients handle it?
What do I do for my friends and family to still get a hold of me?
Do I have a home phone to take calls if someone really needs to get a hold of me?
Did I take any photos?
How did I listen to music?
My unplugged week was amazing, and I hope this episode inspires to you give unplugging a try!