Instead of whining or complaining, I decided to embark on a mini mission. Much akin to the “Happiness Project” where the book's author taught herself how to truly be happy. Well, my project wasn't so much about being happy but more about letting my creativity run freely. I had gotten sucked into a place of thinking about the same things, days, work and stuff that I realized I hadn’t thought of anything fun, new or exciting for myself in a while. Isn’t it funny how you can do all that for others, but run dry when you try to do it for you? Well, I wasn’t going to let that go. Instead, I decided to shake my brain up a bit and get my creativity working for me.
Here was the first thing I did and it worked, so I’m sharing it with you.
Unplug. I made it my mission to spend at least one afternoon completely unplugged. Sound impossible? It isn’t, it just takes doing it. I promise, you’ll live to blog about it. In fact, you must do it. Not only is it great for your data plan (data plans are the worst) but it actually refreshes the mind to mentally check out from your phone. Why? Because mobile devices are entirely distracting. What I've noticed with mobile devices is that my mind is constantly focused on it, even when it isn't in my hand. “What next on my list to do? Who is calling/texting/tweeting me? Did I send that email?” Sounds familiar? So many of those questions pop into my mind and it can be overwhelming. I'm not the only one who thinks this way. Did you know there is a ‘National Day of Unplugging' that calls for users to “Stop the constant emailing, texting, tweeting and Facebooking to take time to notice the world around you. Unite with loved ones. Cherish your health. Go outside. Find silence.” This mobile-silence can reset your mind and get you back on track in no time. Don’t just take my word for it, try it for yourself. Then, come tell me what happened. I can’t wait to hear it. The more you find a way to refresh, the further you’ll be able to go.
To Your Success,