Too many of us let work bleed into our personal lives, at every hour of the day.

We definitely struggle with this balance, so Amanda is starting a big challenge this week: she will give up social media and her phone for one week. After work, she will be completely unplugged!

 

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What will you discover in this episode?

  • Why Amanda is starting a Get Unplugged challenge.
  • Why it is important for us to stay present in our real-world relationships when we’re not at work, and how phones pull us away.
  • Tips for setting boundaries and staying unplugged when you’re not at work.

 

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The Weekly Commitment

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Writing down your answer to the question will start a self-accountability process, and following up with this practice after every episode will help you take consistent small actions that ultimately lead to BIG transformations.

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Tips for Getting Unplugged & Staying Present

  • When you wake up, put your phone on Airplane Mode. This will turn off the cellular connection, location services, bluetooth, and wifi. Try not to turn it off until lunch!
  • If you need to see your email after work hours, set boundaries! Establish with your friends or family that you will only check your email at one, predetermined time every evening. After that, no more email until you go to work. (Amanda’s family sometimes has a basket that everyone puts their phone in for the evening.)
  • Install productivity applications to enforce boundaries. Try one of these 14 Tools to Help You Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused at Work.
  • If you don’t think you are too connected, try keeping a journal of every time you use your phone or go online. You may surprise yourself with just how often you plug in!
  • Have an honest conversation with the people closest to you! If you are receiving too many notifications and they’re pulling you away from the real world, talk to the people who send you so many messages. Let them know that you are trying to be less plugged in, and then set boundaries for yourself: turn off notifications for messaging apps, or uninstall them completely.

 

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