The Importance of Knowing How to Disconnect

The Importance of Knowing How to Disconnect

Last update: 22 February, 2017

In the era of globalization, to disconnect or unplug yourself from the routine, especially from work, seems to be an impossible task. Finding a balance between the time we dedicate to work and free time might seem irrelevant to us.

Irrelevant in the sense that we don’t set aside time to think about it in a explicit way. But the truth is not doing it might lead to an accumulation of stress which, in the long run, turns into anxiety. And this anxiety comes with concerning effects on our health.

Paradoxically, when we cling to work, we sabotage our life in favor of this obsession. If your mind gets tired, it is less efficient and has a lower performance. At this point, the more we work, the worse our performance. Our frustration grows and the important decisions we have to make are postponed or become less skillful.

But it’s not only important to disconnect from work, but also from the technological bombardment that we sometimes experience in our day-to-day lives. Nowadays, we have a different perspective of social relationships. This generates an artificial need to constantly remain connected. That need to always be available awakens an insecurity in people when they are forced to separate themselves from their gadgets. Therefore, this behavior can end up affecting our emotional well-being.