I don’t know about you, but unplugging can be hard. Not only is it part of some services I offer, but it's sometimes necessary for me to stay ahead of others in the branding world. Whether it’s an actual vacation on a beach or a staycation in my favorite local hotel, I find it pretty hard to take a digital detox. But the whole point of taking time off is to recharge your mind and your body. Think about it, when you aren’t refreshed, it shows in the work you produce, you are constantly exhausted or sickly. But when you are refreshed, you sometimes surprise yourself with how creative and analytical you can be.
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Sometimes, my cell phone reminds me of when I lived in New York City and the rush hour in Times Square. The amount of texts, emails, phone calls, and social media notifications can cause my concentration to plummet faster than I can think. But you can't be accessible 24/7, it dangerous and unhealthy. With just a little effort, putting your devices down will help you connect and reconnect with family and friends and be fully present for the moment.
So, go ahead.. put your phone down, it's time for a digital detox!
...Remember, give your brand the Good Life, The Empire Life!
(as featured on EmpireLifeMag.com)