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Signs That You Need a Vacation From Technology

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One of the best things I’ve done so far this year was to completely give up technology for a week. I literally disengaged from the world. I definitely felt a little lost the first couple of days, but after the feeling wore off, I found that I was able to enjoy time with my husband and our son more than I have in quite some time.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much less stress I felt after a week with no laptop, phone, social media, or TV. I mean, by the end of the week, I felt so much less pressure to be on top of everything at every second and was really able to focus on what matters most in my life, my family.

I admit, I secretly like when my family goes on vacation each summer to our cabin in Canada because there’s literally no way for people to reach me, so I don’t feel obligated to reply to texts, calls, and emails and am able to “let my hair down” and just be. Be with nature, be with my family, be in the moment.

Listen, I’m not even going to pass judgment if you’re glued to your devices because it happens to all of us. However, there comes a point when that attachment becomes and problem. So, how do you know if you’ve reached the problem point? According to Bustle, these are some of the signs that you might want to set down your devices and walk away for a bit.

The first sign is when you can’t function unless you know where your phone or tablet is at all times. The second sign? When your friends start to complain that you’re not even able to put down your phone and have a conversation with them. Just them. And another big clue that you need a break is when you find yourself mulling over whether or not what you wrote on social media was witty enough or if they selfie you took and posted really shows you off in your best light. Want more? See the rest of the list here.

[via Bustle]

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