“Disconnecting from our technology to reconnect with ourselves is absolutely essential for wisdom.”
~ Arianna Huffington

Can you disconnect on holidays? It’s pretty tempting and sometimes necessary to check in with work when away on vacay, but if you can avoid it, you should. We all need a true break every now and then, to rest, recharge, and reconnect with people and passions that matter to us. If you disconnect strategically, your work won’t suffer, and you’ll return after your break refreshed and ready to get back at it.

Watch the short video reboot below for tips to disconnect with less stress, or read the transcript that follows. The message is as relevant today as it was in 2011!

Michelle Cederberg here in the magnificent mountains outside of Golden, BC. We’ve just flown in for a week of back country skiing at the Ice Fall Lodge and I’m totally disconnected; no cell phone, no television, limited internet, and it feels really good. Now, if the idea of that makes you twitch, maybe I can share some of my mountain wisdom with you. You do deserve to take a holiday where you disconnect from technology. The thing that you do before you leave is to make sure that people know where you’re going and when you’re going to be back, and who they can talk to while you’re away. Let me give you a hint, that shouldn’t be you.

The next thing you need to do is make sure that your email and your phone messages do the same thing. I can tell you that most people are busy enough that they’re not going worry if they have to wait a week to get in contact with you. My email message says, “I’m walking my life balance talk and taking a week in the mountains. You can talk to my assistant while I’m away.” You do deserve to get away and there’s no better thing than to disconnect when you do. It’s just one more way for you to get energy now.

Now I think there’s some snow around here. I’ve got to get some turns.

Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

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