Saturday, August 9, 2014

Unplugged

Yesterday morning, I had an early doctor's appointment.  I always call my mother on the way to morning appointments and I did yesterday too, but as I pulled into my parking space, I lost her.  My call dropped.  I went in and checked-in and sat down, looked at my phone and of course had no service.  I opened my purse to pull out my book and found I had forgotten it, so I sat and waited.  I was there for an about an hour and half or so.  I called my husband on the way the way home and we made some plans for later and then I called my mother back to give her an update on my appointment.  (My finger is still injured.)  As I came into the house, I set my phone down on the couch next to my purse, not in it or on it but next to it.

When it came time to leave for some family time I grabbed my purse and headed out to the car.  As we pulled out the drive way, I noticed that my phone was not connected to my bluetooth... yep I left it on the couch.  My darling husband volunteered to pull back into the drive way for me to run in and get but I passed and said, "No one really ever calls and you have your phone and DD does too so if it's a real emergency they will will call you guys."

This was a wonderful decision!!  I was free!  I was free from social media, email, texts.  I was free from "checking in" everywhere we went and well, I was just free to pay attention to my family!  To just be and it was a great way to be.

We were gone for 8 hours and we had a wonderful time.  I came home and checked messages, returned a few and then didn't feel the need to be on my phone or Ipad or computer.  I felt great!

In fact, I woke up this morning with a smile on my face!  I couldn't help it!  I feel great!  I feel happy.  Because I didn't have my phone, because I was unplugged, my mind was occupied with the live business going on around me.  I didn't think about those things that, if you follow me on Facebook, (you know) have been irritating and frustrating me. It was amazing and awesome.

If it's been a while since you have unplugged, I highly recommend it!  Even if only for just a few hours.  It's worth it.  It's invigorating.  It's freeing. It's good for the soul.  

1 comment:

  1. I think I need to do this soon! Sounds amazing! :)

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