Susan here with a reminder to put down your devices over the holidays and tips to help you actually do it. This post is sponsored by Telus.
Do you have trouble unplugging and entering “Holiday Mode”?
I admit… I tend to have a hard time putting down my devices especially for an extended time like the holiday season.
So I really am loving this humorous video series and tips for how to get into Holiday Mode and stay unplugged.
Can you relate to that dad?
I think because I work online as a blogger, I have an extra hard time putting down my devices. I feel like I always need to be staying engaged with my audience and creating or sharing content.
In previous years when we ran our online toy stores, Christmas was the most crazy time of year and I barely got to disconnect and relax at all. We wouldn’t answer the phone and emails on Christmas Day but we were busy right up to Christmas Eve and then immediately again on Boxing Day, we’d be responding to email and on the phone helping customers. Also, we were still running 5 Minutes for Mom at the same time! It was an incredibly stressful time during those holiday seasons of 2005 through 2010.
But this year, I WILL be entering “Holiday Mode” and taking a fair amount of time unplugged and not thinking about blogging or social media.
It is so important for us – especially as parents – to unplug and embrace the face-to-face moments with our children and the rest of our family and friends. As we all know mobile devices are wonderful for keeping us connected to the world around us, but they can be a constant distraction and a source of stress.
8 Holiday Mode tips to Help You Unplug
I’m taking inspiration from these tips developed by TELUS and family expert Sharon Vinderine…
Do you have any tips on how to unplug for the holidays?
5 Minutes For Mom Will Be In Holiday Mode
For the next couple of weeks, our team at 5 Minutes for Mom will be taking time to spend with our families and won’t be blogging, checking email and engaging on social media AS MUCH as usual.
We will still be around and posting on the days surrounding Christmas and New Years, but it will be much quieter here than usual.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored, but as always, opinions are my own.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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