When was the last time you unplugged? I mean really unplugged, like set aside your to-do lists, your work, your emails, your calls, your social media, your learning, your training, your teaching, your everything that sits in the category of making good use of your time, being productive, and getting shit done.
And, when was the last time you didn’t feel guilty about it? Or berate yourself with thoughts like, I really shouldn’t be “wasting” my time this way?
I know I don’t do this often enough, and I’m guessing you don’t either. That’s because today’s culture idolizes, glorifies and exalts productivity, busyness, and information consumption overload. To the point where we’ve become programmed to think and believe that unplugging is bad, or that we’ll miss out on something (I mean, the fact that the expression FOMO even exists is a direct by-product of this way of thinking), or that we’ll somehow fall behind in this imaginary race that we’ve made our life to be.
Simply put, the notion of unplugging has come to feel counter-intuitive to how we “should” go about realizing our dreams, achieving our goals, attaining success, becoming our best, and everything Seize Your Passion! is about.
The irony, though, lies in the fact that because of this mentality and counter-intuitiveness, we disregard, undervalue, or just forget the ENORMOUS VALUE-ADD truly unplugging actually has for the very productivity, creativity, originality, growth, progress, and achievement we are striving for in our constant state of doing, consuming, and going.
We forget that as much as our brain, our body, and our soul need to be fed with various inputs – stimuli, ideas, knowledge, fuel, and inspiration – they need just as much space and time for repose – to process, incubate, fuse and synthesize in order to create our greatest outputs.
We forget that allowing ourself, and even demanding of ourself, to unplug sometimes will actually help increase our productivity, our creativity, our originality, our growth, our progress, our achievements, not to mention our happiness and fulfillment.
Don’t forget to do more of what you love, be more of who you love, and to
Rachel Ellner Lebensohn, Proud Creator & Founder of Seyopa
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