Hooray, it’s summer! Time for holidays, right?! Well, maybe if you can take paid annual leave with your employer, but not necessarily if you work for yourself. If you run a small business, this could be the busiest time of year with people looking for Christmas gifts or experiences, and your business may be open extended hours to cater for late-night shoppers.
But take heart – you CAN still have a holiday. You just have to plan carefully…
Do you ever get that feeling at the end of the work day? Like ‘if I have to check Facebook one more time, I will explode’? But it’s almost an obsession. Maybe someone has posted something I NEED to read; I don’t want to miss out; it’s just a quick glance – how many times have you said that? Have you thought about taking a digital detox?
According to Arianna Huffington, the average smartphone user checks his or her device every six and a half minutes. That’s over 9 times per hour! I question how we can give our attention properly to anything else we’re doing, including having conversations and engaging with actual people in the real life world, when we’ve always got one eye on our phones.
Let’s be honest – we all need a break. And I mean a serious break. Ok, you don’t have to quit the internet for good, but a weekend might be a start. Here’s some tips on how to detox from your digital life…