Finding Time to Disconnect and De-Stress!

Finding time by taking time AWAY from the web may be a challenging step to take, but when it comes to de-stressing, it may just be one of the best things going!

On!But before I pursue my topic, I want to let you know that last night we got our power back!  After twelve days in the dark (except for periods on our generator), we are up and running again.  Now we are in the clean-up phase – which is no small task.  But I can’t tell you what a luxury it is to flick a switch and have light!

Back on the grid, but…

Since we just got back on the grid, my topic today may strike you as odd. But one of the things that I discovered during our outage was that having internet time severely curtailed, while challenging, also had its upside.  Others share this view, as you can see in recent posts from Marcia’s Take Charge Blog (where she writes about an “information fast“) and Wendy Battles’ Healthy Endeavors blog (where she explores how to “disconnect and give yourself a break”).

Both of these women (whose blogs I’ve added to my links) are addressing an issue that I became acutely aware of during our power outage.  With the constant availability of information in our lives, it can feel harder and harder to allow for down time in our days.  If you are a solopreneur, you know this very well.  Many of us are prone to work every day, and to strive to be in touch and available around the clock.  While this may be good for business, in the long haul, it is not good for our health and well-being!

As challenging as it may be, I heartily recommend building time into your day when you disconnect to de-stress.  You’ll come back to your work refreshed and rejuvenated!

Have you ever thought about disconnecting to de-stress?  How has it worked for you? I’d love to hear!

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Let’s explore time together …


  1. Paula, hi 🙂

    Thanks for the link. That is honestly the best thing about power outages – you get so much ELSE done 🙂

  2. Hi Marcia! That flexibility – to see all the other possibilities and act on them – makes such a big difference in challenging times, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing here!

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