I’m not the savviest of technology-versed individuals. In fact, it tends to be a joke not to let a phone or a computer get into my hands or I might break it for whatever odd reason. However, I still live and function in the world of technology and I can tell you that it’s nice to take a break every once in a while. Unplug.
Unplug from technology, unplug from the grind, unplug from your goals, your tasks, and everything that must absolutely get done before 5 pm. And then everything that that must absolutely get done before midnight. And then the everything that could have gotten done, may need to get done, and in those half-awake half-asleep dreams that everything that twists itself into things that you must absolutely get done even though you have no idea why.
What was that? Unplug? Right.
Charles Bukowski once said, “This is very important- to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you’re going to lose everything… just do nothing at all, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That’s why they’re all totally mad, frustrated, angry, and hateful.”
Unplug from the cortisol (it’s killing your brain cells and increasing acidity in your blood, wearing down your tissues- thank you) and plug into some natural DHEA. No, you don’t need to get it at your local health food store. It’s not the newest expensive, from-half-way-across-the-world craze. It’s there when you breathe. It’s there when you take a minute to. calm. down. It’s that natural high when you give yourself some lovin’.
“I’m most productive when daydreaming” goes the post-it note with the manufactured tagline sticking to my desk. Yes. Productivity in stepping back. Productivity in taking care of yourself because you are your own best friend and you deserve it. Productivity in seeing from a different vantage point, creating new neural connections that enhance your work and your general perspective. You are a prisoner of your own mind. Or you are the clown of it, or the lifesaver of it. Your choice.
Step back. I’m not going to tell you what to do from an Ayurvedic perspective or from an energetic perspective. N-O-P-E. That is for you to decide. Because most likely, whatever you really need will come to you in that moment when you step back, unplug, and get connected to yourself.