3 Tips to Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy this Holiday Weekend

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We are headed into a long Holiday weekend here in the United States.

Many people are taking today off before the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday. (And yes, some people will be working this weekend.)

You may have a long list of things you want to do during your time off. Or maybe you have a list of things you don’t want to do.

Regardless of your circumstances, I hope you make sure to enjoy the time you do have.

Here are 3 Tips to Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy this Holiday Weekend…

1. Unplug

Turn off your email. Turn off the chimes, notifications, and sound on your phone. In fact, if you can, turn off all of your technology. Hint: If you get asked by your loved one to “put the phone down,” you probably still need to unplug.

“Quality time is about interacting with people, not technology.” (Tweet Quote)

2. Be Present

You may be with your family and friends this week, but are you really there? Make the effort to be consciously present. If you did #1, you have already turned off your electronics. Be there and spend some true time with your loved ones. Don’t be in the room, but not present.

“Make the effort to be consciously present.” (Tweet Quote)

3. Think

Holidays are some of the best times to unwind mentally. Take time to relax your mind. Read. Write. Plan. Anything that lets you empty your head and clear your thoughts. You might just be surprised what great ideas come out.

“Emptying your mind, can result in discovering your best ideas.” (Tweet Quote)

Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy

It doesn’t matter what your plans are this weekend… shopping, relaxing, reflecting, eating.

Make sure that you unplug and free yourself from your technology.

Be truly present with those that you are with.

And spend some time just thinking.

Question: What do you plan to do (or not do) this Holiday weekend? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

One thought on “3 Tips to Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy this Holiday Weekend

  1. Great article, Craig.

    We all thought technology was going to make things easier for us, and that it would make us more productive. Little did we know then, that everything has a price.

    The flipside of technology is that we feel the need to be accessible 24/7, and
    since we are able to work from almost anywhere in the world, we often do
    multitask and check our mails and apps on our mobile device a little too often.
    If we continue in this pace, technology will be our shackle.

    By being accessible 24/7 will not make us relax, and at it will lower our
    overall productivity. We humans need to unwind and recharge our batteries as
    well.

    Your tips will help us to recharge, so we can spend our time with our family and friends
    in the present.

    This weekend I will try not to work and relax with my better half.

    What will you be doing this weekend, Craig?

    Tor Refsland

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