QOTW: When do you unplug & connect?

QOTW on #OMHG: When do you unplug & connect?

“Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is.” ~Sharon Salzberg

When is the last time you unplugged so you could really connect-with yourself, family/friends, and world around you?

Just as important as our to-do’s and grand plans is doing nothing-something which can often be the hardest to-do of all. Our question this week asks us to really look at how often we are turning off all the notifications and devices that keep us connected while disconnecting us from the world around + inside us. When do you allow yourself to unplug & connect & what do you choose to do when all-the-things are turned off and you are fully present?

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  • http://www.withakwriting.com Kris

    Oh man this is huge. I am in the middle of a group class with April Bowles Olin from Blacksburg Belle right now, and this was today’s challenge – almost. She talked about how important it is to mindfully take breaks during the day.

    I spend hours,hunched over this laptop, thinking, scanning, writing, plotting…and then I pull out my phone and do the same later, while I watch a movie with my kids.

    I’m exhausted! It’s time to unplug…but when? And I don’t even know if I can do it anymore. I think I have to train myself to let go.

    It’s happening. That’s it! I’ll shut ‘er down this weekend – at least for a few hours – and just unplug 🙂

    Keep you posted
    xo
    K