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I just finished up my 30 minute yoga practice, and I’m sipping on a cup of decaf coffee browsing my emails while my kiddo watches Cinderella on her iPad.

Last Friday CM and I returned home from vacation. For the past 3 weeks, I wasn’t as nearly attached to my computer, phone, internet, iPhone, RSS Feeds, Facebook and email as I usually am. When we stepped off the plane on Friday evening and reunited with my hubby, I found myself more excited about hanging out, catching up, and using the weekend for what it’s meant to be – relaxation.

I didn’t make a conscious effort not to be so attached to my beloved Apple products. There wasn’t a huge declaration of an “internet detox” or a pledge to “be more present”.

I simply didn’t think about them.

During my two-day accidental hiatus this past weekend, I noticed my hubby and I had more time together. We were able to enjoy each others’ company without distraction and laugh simultaneously at how grown up and funny our daughter is becoming. We even made a family trip to the grocery store without an argument. Okay – yes, CM had a meltdown about riding in the shopping cart, but it was quickly resolved and we were able to finish our trip without any major incidents. :)

The whole family even went to bed before 9:30 last night.

When my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning, sure it was hard to get out of bed, but I eased right back into my regular morning routine of getting things ready for the week, packing hubby’s lunch, and sending him out the door to work while I sipped my first cup of coffee.

I was even excited about that 30 minute yoga practice I mentioned earlier.

This is what happens when I step away from the computer for two full days?!

What a nice surprise!

Sure, there’s still emails in my inbox this morning. I have several Facebook notifications that I need to look into, and my Teambox account needs to be reviewed for this week’s projects.

I feel so much better since I took time to relax, recharge, and reset in preparation for the week ahead.

Have you ever fully unplugged from technology for a couple days? Would you unplug yourself every weekend? Why or why not?

About the Author:

Jamie DuBose is the CEO, Launch Strategist & Marketing Automation Specialist at Zenplicity. She helps profitable entrepreneurs make strategic marketing decisions that consistently improve their business & increase their revenue. Her expertise lies in creating targeted, high-performing campaigns that track & use behavior-based subscriber metrics to sell more units to a more engaged audience.
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