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Post-Grad Survival Guide: Unplug

I really, really like this segment! This has become one of the cornerstones of my blog and I’m super excited about that.

Anyway, this week is about taking breaks from your work.

My sister is a PA and sometimes she gets calls and texts from the Doctor she works with after work. That’s cool and all, except that it’s not cool.

We need to unplug. We need to take a break from our job when we’re done. That means not thinking about it on our off days, either. Don’t stress about it, and literally don’t even think about it either!

But let’s take this further.

The other day I went to the Gym without my phone. Not on my own accord, mind you, but because my phone was dead.

It ended up being the best gym experience I’ve had in a while, and I was super tired! I was practically running around the gym doing every exercise I could. I also started to notice things.

I noticed the ambiance, the weights clinking together, that one guy in the corner who was wearing a literal polo shirt, and my own thoughts bouncing around the walls of my mind. I was actually getting lost for a second.

What happens when we’re constantly with technology is that our minds never take a break. They never wander. It’s a freeing thing to unplug, to let our minds wander about for a little bit.

You will not believe how much this helps, guys. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just unplug for a little while. It will make a world of difference for you.

What do you do to unplug? Let me know in the comments section below!!

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