Stress Relief Tool – Detox From Technology

Is your cell phone adding to your stress? Learn a couple stress relief tips if your work phone is invading your personal time.

Disconnecting from your electronic communication leash (also known as your work cell phone) is very important, because if you can’t find a way to remove yourself electronically from your work, then you’ve never really left work.

Making yourself available to your work 24/7 exposes you to a constant barrage of stressors that prevent you from refocusing and recharging. If taking the entire weekend off handling work e-mails and calls isn’t realistic, try designating specific times on Saturday and Sunday for checking e-mails and responding to voicemails. For example, check your messages on Saturday afternoon while your kids are getting a haircut and on Sunday evenings after dinner. Scheduling short blocks of time will alleviate stress without sacrificing availability.1

And if you can spare a few days away from the office, a great way to detox from your phone is to go camping in a location that has no cell service or WIFI. On the first day I usually go through an electronics detox, and on the second day I realize that the world hasn’t ended and I can be fully present with my friends and family.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. Bradberry, T. – The Antidote to Stress is Structure

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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