Unplugging made Easy


Fact is that we have to be in front of screens and using devices for at least 8 hours a day.  Schools are embracing personal learning devices and students are using iPads or laptops more than notebooks; the textbooks are being replaced by online, blended and hybrid learning.  We communicate more on social media than in person.  Smartphones have pushed television as only mode of watching news, telenovelas and a tool to pass time.  A question arises, are we too plugged in? This week’s prompt for Reflective Writing Club is asking same question: How do we unplug to have a work-life balance in our connected professional lives? 


How do we Unplug? 

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Now your turn.  How do you unplug?




















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9 thoughts on “Unplugging

  1. I love the one with poetry:
    “It’s fine to just be…have a cup of tea.” Learning to be still with one’s own thoughts is something we need to encourage again. Some are calling this “mindfulness,” and those ideas and recommendations are spreading.

    Lots of excellent ideas !

    Thanks for them! ~ Sheri

    • Shery,


      Mindfulness. As kids, we had lot of time to be still which is now a luxury. Awesome likes to play with Legos & I think it is his way to be still while in motion.

      As usual, your blogpost is wonderful too.

  2. I love these ideas for unplugging. Something I am not very good at, especially in the winter. I’ve been trying to put my computer away and reading for an hour or so every day and that’s helping. I’ll have to try a few of these ideas too.

    BTW I’m your Welcome Wagon lady, so if you have any questions or just need reasons to keep writing, let me know!

  3. In response to the question, “Are we plugged in too often?” I answer “yes.” And simply saying “unplug” doesn’t offer solutions, so the list you offer is very valuable. A student told me recently how much she hopes books don’t get replaced by online content. Maybe there is hope.

    • Glenda,

      Thanks for visiting. Your insights are needed.

      My daughter took her ACT yesterday which prompted discussion about paper versus computerized exams. We both agree that though more costly & time consuming, paper exams are better.

      We have 3:1 split when comes to reading books. Amaze likes to read online; Superman reads journals online but prefers hard copy of books.

      Let us stay connected and learn from each other.

      Happy blogging.


  4. Sayonara Sunday is clever! I personally get so burned out with screens during the work week that I don’t have too much trouble saying no on weekends. And my kids make it easy on me (so far, they’re 5 and 7) because they entertain themselves.

    • Liz,

      Thanks for visiting.

      I agree that we are so much connected at work or school. You are setting good habits to munchkins by unplugging. Hold on to them, before long they will be out of the home and looking at colleges or work.

      I am looking forward to visit your blog.


    • Kevin,

      Forced has a negative connotation. We do have no tech weekends but on the other hand, for every no tech weekend, we have whatever you want weekend where kids can choose to play video games / binge watch their favorite show / read/ day dream. So I guess it balances out.

      I find that when we play games as a family, electronics fall on a wayside. Awesome’s current favorite is Exploding Kittens.

      Thanks for visiting. Come again.

      Best wishes.

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