“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott
? Hello and welcome to Day 10 of the 21-Day Self-Care Challenge.
? Each day for 21 days we give you an action to complete that will help you to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of the other aspects of your life effectively.
Each of our tasks focuses on either physical, mental or emotional self-care.
You can either follow the tasks as specified or individualize them.
We suggest scheduling off some self-care time in your diary each night so that you keep your meeting with yourself.
Today we are going to focus on some mental self-care.
✅ Unplug from email and social media for an hour.
✅ Share this experience with us in our Self-care Challenge Community Group on Facebook.
Ditch the device
There is no disputing the benefits of social media when used correctly but as we find ourselves constantly connected and “plugged” in, we seem to find it harder to power off.
It is becoming a lot more obvious that we are forming unhealthy attachments to our devices and online platforms.
Even if you aren’t on social media, the benefits of today’s actions will give you a bit of a technology break. Why not go for a walk or do some reading instead?
According to research, 67% of cell phone owners check their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
Powering down provides a lot of benefits such as helping us remove unhealthy feelings of jealousy, envy, and loneliness that can occur should we compare our lives to what we see on social media.
According to research one in three people felt worse after visiting Facebook and more dissatisfied with their lives.
Power down and use this time to reset and refocus appreciation and gratitude for the lives we have been given.
Check out this interesting video about social media here:
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