Slowing down. Simplifying. Minimizing. Unplugging. These are the mantras many of us hear echoing throughout our Internet worlds.
Life can be busy, complicated, and stressful. We all know this and we don't like it. We don't want to be trapped in a flow that is heading straight for a cliff. We see scaling back and simplifying as a way to push back against the tide of "too much". Unplugging with family one day a week is just one of the many ways we reclaim some of what we feel is missing in our lives.
A couple of our writers have mentioned recently how preparation for a relaxed, unplugged day can be key for its success. This is a great point! A few mental notes can help your day flow better. It might seem counter-intutitive, but a little preparation can help you sink into relaxation or adventure more easily.
In the midst of our huge life change of moving from Denver to rural Idaho, we were working on endless projects around the clock and seven days a week. No one gives you a day off when you work for yourself and are trying to revive a severely neglected homestead. After a few months, I knew I needed a change. I began to organize my week to make Sundays easier and more restful...
My kids and I make a lot of art. Because one of my daughters just started school, and we’re quite busy and scheduled on the weekdays, we’ve been spending most of our Sundays at home. With one parent and two kids rushing around all week, the most relaxing and centering option at the moment is to cozy up together in our nest before the hustle and bustle begins again. And since we love to make art, it’s a natural way for us to spend the day... read more at Unplugged Sunday.