5 Ways to Unplug From Work

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We’re living in a world where it might be hard to find time away from a screen given all the time we’re spending at home. We’re giving you five easy ways to unplug from technology and take a break to appreciate the world around you. With these simple steps, unplugging is a great way to relax and reset to handle anything life throws at you.

Remember that work will always be there but your mental health needs to be a priority. Showing up as your best self means reserving the mental capacity to think clearly, making unplugging from time to time a necessity.

Get a hobby that requires you to go outside

We get it, we’ve all been taking tons of walks in quarantine. However, there are a lot of fun hobbies that many have come up with during this time, including roller skating and gardening. Take this time to find something that entertains you while also getting you out of the house – just make sure you wear your mask!

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Expand (or even start) your reading list! It doesn’t just have to be books (but we do have some pretty great recommendations here). You can try picking up a magazine or just spending some time at your local bookstore browsing the new bestsellers while social distancing.

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One of the most important parts of unplugging is finding the time to get right with yourself. Meditating is one of the best ways to do this, and it doesn’t have to be alone either. You can download some great apps like Headspace or Calm to guide you through meditation and make the practice less lonely as you clear your mind.

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Show your pet some love.

For all the pet parents out there, you might be working from home but not actually paying enough attention to your furry friend. Try taking your dog to the park or playing a game of fetch to show them all the amor they truly deserve. If you want to go the extra mile, you can try cooking something for them too!

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Learn new recipes.

Some of you might be embracing that Postmates delivery charge, but for those who want to try their hand at cooking there’s help!! Try out some new recipes. It can be anything from the famous TikTok pasta to a Pinterest recipe. The possibilities are endless!

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