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NOTE: It is important to take a break from constantly being connected to technology…
Smart phones and tablets can make our lives a lot easier, yet they also tend to make it
incredibly difficult to switch off and allow time out.
Check out this guide with tips on how to create more time for YOU >
People sometimes call time away from work or electronics as “downtime,” but at 4GGL we don’t see anything DOWN about it – as every time we CONNECT with our SELVES, we are tuning into an “inner power source” that helps keep us resilient, energetic and alive!
DID YOU KNOW? The term “downtime” comes from technology? It is the duration when a machine, especially a computer, is out of action or unavailable for use.
Well, YOU ARE NOT A MACHINE – and when you ‘unplug’ from the Internet and ‘plug into’ yourself, we’re sure you’ll find that what you will discover is the polar opposite of ‘out of action’ or ‘unavailable for use.’
- Taking regular breaks from technology is not only a health benefit (preventing headaches, stress, eyestrain etc), but it’s also a great way to recharge your CREATIVITY.
- By disconnecting from the tools that often do the thinking for us, it helps to generate ORGANIC IDEAS.
- The artificial light of your smart phone lighting up with notifications through the night can disturb sleep and prevent the necessary rest required to RECHARGE YOUR BRAIN for the next day.
So, how can we switch off and take time away from our screens?
- Ban technology from the bedroom–
- Take ‘mini breaks’ throughout the working day –
- Limit your screen time each day –
- Don’t use ‘watching television’ as an unwinding activity –
- See the full article for more ideas how to unplug >
Thanks for Mahabis for sharing these healthy ideas. [symple_column size=”three-fourth” position=”first” fade_in=”false”]Mahabis is on a singular quest to create simple products that help you relax. You can share these disconnection rituals by simply clicking on this ready-to-go-tweet. [/symple_column][symple_column size=”one-fourth” position=”last” fade_in=”false”][/symple_column]
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Also, thanks to Rachel Simmons’ blog for info about GIRLS and SLEEP >
A good night’s sleep is often the key to solving problems.
Sleep deprivation makes it harder to cope with emotions, and diminishes coping. Without enough rest or regular re-charging, things can quickly seem overwhelming. It’s easy to overreact to small, everyday annoyances as if they were huge ordeals. Here’s a suggestion from Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler is the author of Stressed Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure.
Resist peeking at your phone. At least one hour before bed stop using all screens. Research shows that looking at the bluish light of computers and other electronics interferes with sleep cycles by increasing alertness and suppressing the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Cover your digital clock, too.
Thanks also to Kate Bull for her great FREE 30-day Bold Self Love video challenge! (check it out)
For more great videos from Kate, check out her blog here where she helps people create more freedom and trust for ourselves. >
4ggl thanks Tom Rosenthal for his “Lead Me To You” – Official music video