THE POWER OF A TECH HOLIDAY

Are you taking a tech holiday, because if you’re not you’re just setting yourself up for burnout.

Tweet, post, blog…..what the hell are we doing? Getting the message out right? It is important to get the message out, connect with people, have great conversation, and build your brand or brands, but when it starts to have an effect on your well-being, you better get it in check and take a holiday away from it.

It’s busy out there today, and I know how crazy it would be to go even a day without being in touch with what is going on in the world or at work. Although it’s a beautiful thing that we can communicate so freely and have a ton of information at our fingertips, studies have shown that if you don’t take some time away it can have a negative effect on one’s well-being and state of mind.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve experienced this first hand and It sucks feeling burnout, tired, and drained.

Just recently, researchers conducted several polls and they found that 63 percent of working professionals went online to check on or complete a work-related task during their vacation – this is me, I will be honest. And less than 20 percent of the participants in the study reported being able to completely refrain from the use of technology while on a holiday. The people who were able to refrain from using technology and actually spend time away from it, reported that their personal stress levels and anxiety were reduced as a result.

Where are you at? Do you need a tech holiday? Are you close to being burnout? Because I don’t want to feel burnout again, I’ve started to discipline myself and put it on the calendar that I take at least one or two tech holidays per month. It might sound like a lot, however what is your well-being and mental health worth to you? For me it is worth a lot, and I believe that my health deserves this time for me to break away, relax, and spend time with the people I love completely away from technology.

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DISCUSSION QUESTION:

Are you taking a tech holiday and if so what positive effects have you seen because of it?