03/05/2014 12:39 AM
02/15/2015 10:39 AM
Do we really need someone to tell us to unplug?
My column is short this week.
Here’s why. It was 70 degrees and beautiful on Sunday in Raleigh.
I typically write this column on Sunday because, well, it’s due on Sunday.
But on this day it was too beautiful to stay inside staring at a computer screen.
I eventually left my family in the yard so I could come in and meet my deadline. I’m loyal to my deadlines.
If this is what spring is going to look like, then I may need to juggle my schedule a little. No more writing on the weekend.
My not wanting to be on the computer on this day reminded me that a national event is coming up on March 7-8. It’s called the National Day of Unplugging.
My family may say that I’m not unplugged often. It’s hard for me because I don’t have a normal workday where I go into the office for a certain amount of time daily to write and do my social media.
Despite my random hours, I really don’t think I need a national day to remind me to unplug.
Do I need to do better with time management?
But, I don’t think I need a day to unplug for someone to remind me to live life.
When they say unplugged, do they mean from T.V., too?
I am guilty of watching “The Voice” while my two kids played upstairs. That was some great downtime for me. I didn’t need to play with them. But I made sure they were unplugged.
And if anyone needs a day of unplugging, it’s today’s young people. I have to unplug my kids often. It’s a challenge, too. We fight over that issue more than anything.
I basically have to kick them outside. As it gets warmer, I’ll be doing more of that.
Then I will get plugged in because I will finally have some peace and freedom to do what I want.
Do you unplug?
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