24/7 news channel. 24/7 helpline numbers. 24/7 ecommerce shopping portals. If you are connected 24/7, when do you disconnect? And how do you reconnect to yourself? Why do you need to reconnect to yourself?
Being connected to the world constantly is not a necessity or even a luxury. It adds stress, reduces productivity, hampers creativity. Here are some real life people we spoke to, asked them what they do to disconnect and how it helps. Hear it straight from them.
Satyamurthy, VP Operations:
I felt like I was always catching up. With the world and with myself. This really stressed me out. I take out short 15 minutes break about 3-4 times a day everyday. It starts in the morning. I wake up before everybody else and spend the time meditating. I take the next one during lunch and one more either in the evening or night after the kids hit the bed. I stay away from any device or human beings at this point of time. This keeps me recharged all day long.
Yachna, Junior Project Manager:
I go out for a run everyday, no matter what time of the day or night it is. That time is mine. I don’t take my phone along then. It’s just me running and soaking the world around me. This is the most important part of my day. It keeps me fresh.
I have 3 children, love them beyond anything in this world. But between them and running a house, I barely have time for myself. To keep my wellness in check, I make sure I eat healthy. 70% of your immunity comes from your Gut. I consume as much natural food as possible. ( Click here ; to buy TMK’s healthy, preservative free cookies). I follow 30-60-90 rule. No device for the first 30 minutes of the day, one hour during the day and 90 minutes before I sleep.
Anuj Saxena, Social Media Manager:
My job requires me to stay connected all the time. Social as a medium requires that response be immediate, action be immediate. I start my day by not being anywhere near any device. I have my morning drink by myself in the balcony, sitting on my mat. This is the only time I get to stay disconnected. But this is the most important part of my day for me. I get anxiety attacks when I don’t get this part of the day for myself.
Being disconnected is crucial to your well being. Unwinding is not always going on a holiday. Sometimes, it’s just taking out time for yourself. You owe it to yourself.