Disconnecting after Work: Strategically Pulling the Plug

Sign for National Day of Unplugging, March 4-5 2011

Nowadays, everything is so ON! At work, people can connect with us via phone (landline and cell), fax, email, text, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Skype… The list is endless!

And when we do get home with the work cell and laptop in tow, we have to fight the urge to do a “quick” check-in while eating dinner or giving the little ones their baths.

Unfortunately, being fractured like that doesn’t do anyone any favors. Children and significant others can feel slighted because we are still somewhat in work mode, and any work we try to do may be compromised because we can’t fully focus on it.

So don’t do the crazy juggling act. Pull the plug.

Read the rest of my post on The Bottomless Briefcase!

Image courtesy of Cambodia4kids.org Beth Kanter

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