The Importance of Unplugging for Your Health


| 12/31/2018 10:47:00 AM


 

When I was in my twenties, I bought into the lie that many people do. The harder you work and the less time off you take, the more productive (and thus successful) you will become. SO many people are afraid of unplugging. The reasons can be many including inability to connect or really relax when taking time off, fear of being replaced in the Corporate world, fear of what others will think if you take time off or simply, the false notion that you will somehow miss out on productivity or success if you do. These feelings are often times heightened and more intense if you are living in the modern day Western society.

Stress and burnout are at an all time high with side effects that can produce chronic illness and a great increase in the decline of mental health and increase in anxiety disorders. 37% of adults in the US stated their stress has increase exponentially between 2012 and 2017 as researched by Statista. Some of the greatest increases came from demands of schedules and financial worries coupled with the inability to shut off. 

My hopes through this article is to encourage you to take a fresh look at unplugging and to realize that it is really essential to success in each area of life. It took me a lot of hard lessons learned and tripping to get these concepts and once I b

What is unplugging? Simply put, unplugging allows you the rejuvenation to better perform in your business, life and various tasks. It gives you the needed TIME to free up your thoughts, think more clearly long-term and to rest and allow your body the needed time to slow down. 



I remember clearly the first time I took a two week vacation (we take several 2-3 week vacations PER YEAR) and I felt so guilty. I kept trying to 'perform' and work. I woke up to my 'to do' lists and I was still trying to do what had for so long...to work myself into the ground. For me, work and my career became my security and somewhere along the way I bought into the lie that I couldn't stop ... because if I stopped, I would lose everything I had worked for. Much of this was deep rooted stuff from my upbringing too — and an unhealthy imbalanced way to achieve success.



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