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Saturday morning, we drove down to Kennett Square to see Hannah run the mile at the Nike Unionville Track & Field Invitational Meet. This meant we spent an hour in the car each way, and we hung out in the cold stands watching a few of the events before and after Hannah’s race. When we arrived home, we did a little bit of work in the yard before heading over the New Hope to watch Isaac perform in the Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Championships. This meant we spent an hour in the car each way, and we hung out in the New Hope Solebury High School auditorium watching the other bands. Isaac didn’t arrive home until well after midnight which meant I was up later than normal as I waited to pick him up. Sunday after church, we headed over to Isaac’s annual piano recital. Then it was on to youth group for the evening.
Like I was saying before, I really didn’t have any downtime.
It was great to participate in each of these events and activities, but it is also important to slow down. Part of slowing down means unplugging. We don’t unplug enough in today’s fast-paced, have-to-stay-connected world. I think there is something healthy about practicing the discipline of unplugging.
Here are three important reasons to unplug:
I challenge you to unplug. It may seem hard at first, but you can start small. Start with a minute each hour. Then try an hour each day. When you have this down, unplug for a day each week. Finally, unplug for a weekend or even a week. I guarantee you’ll be refreshed, inspired, and reconnected.