Do you think you could do it? Twenty-four hours of no phone, no internet, no instagram, no twitter, no Facebook? It’s hard! We live in such a connected world right now. I see people in yoga class texting and responding to emails in the middle of their cat/cow. What is so important that it can’t wait an hour?
Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s a crazy thing to think about. People have come to expect immediate responses from emails and texts, even immediate replies on twitter. But, what would it be like to take one day a week totally “off the grid”? Or maybe two hours a day? Do you do that for yourself? Would you? Could you be okay with people needing to wait more than a hot second for your reply?
I am in an area right now that has no cell phone service or WiFi- it’s crazy! Even crazier? As much as I love feeling connected to everyone all of the time, I am okay it.
Everybody deserves a little time away from the hustle and bustle of life. Having a tempo change is nice. Once I realized that no one’s life was going to be affected if he or she had to wait a day or two for a response from me, I started to relax. Really relax.
I found a four-leaf clover today! I used to look for those every day when I was growing up, but then today, doing yoga on the grass, in a forward fold, I saw one right in front of my face. Not sure if it was a reward for leaving my iPhone inside, or just happy coincidence; either way, I consider myself very lucky .
While I miss everyone at Strala a ton while I am away (’cause everyone is so awesome!), I know that having this time to totally disconnect from technology and re-connect with myself will allow me to come back more relaxed, happier, and (if it’s possible) even more excited to be back at Strala every day.
Do you think you could give yourself that “alone time” from technology and being connected in that way? Would you want to? I would love to hear your thoughts!
See ya’ next week!