As a business owner or freelancer, you need breaks from your phone and your computer. Whether for a week for vacation, for a day during the weekend or even for a few hours at the end of the day, you need a break. But why?
We live in a world with more than just online avatars, pixels, videos, social media and a phone to text and talk on. Getting back to real connections and taking a break is a great way to rejuvenate your mind and your body. Without a break from technology, it can be very easy to end up going into a state of burnout with your business.
It’s actually been proven that when you use less of your phone and computer, you experience lower levels of anxiety and stress. Taking away the distraction of technology is a great way to ensure you don’t stress out and find yourself in burnout mode.
If you have children and a spouse, shutting down technology at the end of the work day is vital. You need to take a break and spend time with your family. Even for those without a family yet, it’s important to disconnect so that you can connect with friends and actual people within your life.
Just as your cell phone needs to be recharged after so much use, so does your brain and your body. You need to recharge and one of the best ways to do that is by turning off the computer, the phone and all other forms of technology.
Without all the distractions, your mind is free to actually think about things clearly and can recharge. This is important for busy business owners, who certainly need a break to recharge.
How can you Disconnect from Technology?
You may feel like you need to be on your computer and on the phone all day long. This is what helps spur your business, whether it’s taking important calls or sharing blog posts on social media.
One of the ways you can disconnect without worrying appearing to be absent in the social world is by scheduling posts ahead of time. You can actually take days or weeks off without worry by working hard for a few days to schedule everything ahead of time.
Another way you can disconnect from technology is with a virtual receptionist. You don’t have to answer the phone all day, every day. Instead, you can schedule your virtual receptionist to take over for a few days or just at a specific time of the day. This will free you up for other things not requiring technology.
If you want to find out how disconnecting from technology could benefit you and your business, give it a try. Take a few days away from the computer and away from the phone. See how you feel and how it helps you in your business and personal life.
The break may be just what you need and you might just come back rejuvenated and ready to tackle the business tasks in front of you.