#Unplug this Weekend

Every Friday on Instagram I have an #unlplug post. It’s a quick reminder to everyone (and even myself) that it’s time to take a break from your device.

Here are some scary statistics:
A TIME mobility poll surveyed 5,000 people and found that 84% of participants couldn’t go a single day without their mobile device. One in four people check their phones every thirty minutes, while one in five check every ten. This is why I built my digital detox program. Houston, we have a serious problem here.

There are numerous studies that show unplugging relieves stress AND helps you sleep better. However, in today’s society there is a struggle with #FOMO (fear of missing out). We can go days without turning on our TV but not look at our phones for one whole day…crazy talk. Its time to TAKE TIME away from the texts, emails, notifications, likes, hashtags, updates, rants, etc.

Here are some things you could be doing instead of being on your device:

  • Connect with friends and family in person.
  • Connect with yourself.
  • Get outside and enjoying your surroundings.
  • Reclaim your time to do what you love to do.
  • Let your head be clear of the noise.
  • Read a book.
  • Breathe.

I challenge you to answer this question in the comments below. What would you do with #OneDayOffline?

If you want help with unplugging, please feel free to reach out to me!

#1 Self Care Tip

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If someone asked me what my #1 self care tip is…it’s water.  I know that you want to roll your eyes at this post right now.  Maybe you’re even wondering if you still need my services but trust me that WATER is the answer to many issues that you are having.  Here me out.

I have gone to the hospital twice for dehydration.  TWICE. I forgot to drink water and after a week, I was like OMG all I have had is 2 cups of coffee each day.  I couldn’t think straight, I was weak and I overall felt like I was dying.

NOW. Water has become a ritual.  I have a water bottle that I use and I’m constantly drinking out of it.  I made a conscious effort to create a habit and it’s stuck.  I feel? GREAT.  My skin has never looked better. I’m sick less and can concentrate more. If you don’t believe me, check this infographic out on why it’s important to stay hydrated.

Here are some tips to drink more water each day:

  1. Add flavor to the water – my recommendation is doTERRA lemon essential oil.
  2. Use an app to track your intake.
  3. Buy a water bottle and keep it with you at all times as a reminder. There are even ones that are “fancy” bluetooth enabled OR a bottle that will track your intake on the side of it.
  4. Fill up an old water jug and drink the entire thing each day.
  5. Read this article from webMD.

The article in tip #5 is what made me drink more. More water = less stress. Is the stress going to “poof” go away? NO. But you will feel better and give your body less internal stress to deal with by hydrating it.  It’s a no brainer folks. Get on the water train today!