How often are you unreachable? How would it feel for even a short period of time to walk away from your e-mail and turn off your phones, blackberries, even the television? I understand the irony of writing about unplugging on a blog – but go with me.
I’ve been reading about the boundaries between work and home fading away. I have mixed emotions. As a working mom, the more flexibility I have to juggle my life the better. But the thought of my job impinging on my home life makes me crazy. It’s not healthy to be available 24/7. Even more extreme multi-tasking? Distracting me further from my family and my own well being? No thank you.
My goal is to get better at just being where I am. Uni-tasking, if you will. Enjoying and appreciating this moment – not worrying about where I’m not. To do that, I have to stop letting where I’m not interrupt where I am. That means not answering the phone (unless it has to do with Willis or the kids). Not checking work e-mail outside of business hours. Not tuning out my surroundings because I’m staring at a screen.
Does the idea of unplugging sound appealing or repellant to you? Give it a try. Enjoy the right here and now. Let me know how it goes!