Tis the season to unplug – meaning get away from the electronics and enjoy some family time without any distractions. Every day we are bombarded with messages and social media updates on all of our devices, from our smartphones to our laptops and even our tablets, it may seem like there is no way to detach.
The holiday season is a time to relax, spend time with your family, and disconnect. Check out these 3 tips on how you can unplug and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
Take a break from work emails. We’re all guilty of it – checking work emails and messages during your time off. The holidays are a time to spend with your family and cherish the new memories you are creating. Turn off your devices and enjoy some quality time with your family members. Don’t worry about your boss – odds are they’ll be just as busy enjoying their time off.
Make a social media announcement. It can be hard turning away from social media and the constant updates. It can also be difficult to not look at all of the family photos your cousins are uploading onto Facebook. You might even find yourself wanting to upload that epic family photo you took in front of your childhood home. Try holding off any social media activity for when there’s some down time. Write up a quick announcement to your social media friends letting them know you really won’t be too active on social until after the holidays. This will let them know that you need some family time – and hey you might even encourage them to take a break as well.
Adjust notification settings. It’s hard enough trying not to send a work related email or uploading photos to social media but it can get even harder when you’re flooded with notifications. Make sure before you start disconnecting that you turn all of your notifications off. This will help you!
Remember, disconnecting once in a while is important. Take advantage of the time you get to spend your family, whether it’s during birthdays or other holidays – just disconnect.
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