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.



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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing 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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