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.