Thursday, June 9, 2016

Unplugged week III

After the heart attack I committed to having an unplugged week once a quarter to lower my stress.  This week is one of those weeks.

Obviously the concept of "unplugged" has evolved.  For one thing I'm sitting here typing a blog on my iPad, which will wireless updated the Internet.  The idea is to unplug from stress.  So for the week I'm not really plugged in to work.  I have gone as far as deleting any message that won't matter next week when I'm back - I don't want to have to sort through 500 e-mails to find the ones that matter.  Additionally I set up as many e-mail rules as possible to eliminate or automatically file messages that don't need a response from me.

But beyond checking my e-mails and deleting the ones I don't need, I am unplugged from work.

That doesn't mean I'm unplugged from stress.  But I'm trying.  Today's focus will be on a stronger family, having fun, and not worrying about anything.

As I sit here on the deck I pause to watch five squirrels playing in the tree next to me.  Or fighting.  Who can tell?  They're having fun, and so am I.

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