Time to Unplug
Campeez is a startup that is using technology to help people get out and disconnect from technology.
I understand that this may seem odd, but stick with me and I will explain.
We live in a connected world. According to a recent poll, http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/mobile/ ,77% of Americans own a smart phone. This means we are always plugged in and always available. Once the internet became mobile, so did our work. We now have the freedom to work from almost anywhere. Even now, I am writing this from the back of a houseboat with a fishing line out, it is amazing.
Always being plugged in, however, can also be problematic. When you are accessible 24/7 people become used to it. Then they begin to expect an immediate response and demand your attention. Calls and emails can come in the middle of the night and if you don’t answer, it will result in DM’s, PM’s and even Snaps on your social media.
“Why are you not answering?” “What is going on?” “I am a customer and this is how you treat me?” “I just need a quick answer..”.
So, what if you could disconnect from this for a few days?
Imagine setting your auto-responder to “We are currently in training to learn to better serve you. We will be available again on Tuesday and will be reaching out.” then, hopping in your car to go camping for a couple days?
You could spend some time connecting with your kids, playing with the dog, maybe even getting to know yourself again. I can tell you from personal experience, that once you check back into your connected world, your productivity will go way up. Don’t believe me? Google it! Here is just one of several articles discussing the importance and benefits of fresh air: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/tk-ways-fresh-air-impacts_0_n_5648164.html
So, what do you do about the customer, boss, co worker, or family member that doesn’t think you deserve a few days to yourself?
Some people will never accept that you are not on this earth to cater to them, every minute of every day. I have probably even pissed someone off in the time it took me to write this blog. When I turn on the wifi, there will possibly be at least one email from someone who is being impatient and demanding my attention. If so, I will give it a quick swipe to the left and begin with responding to all of the people I enjoy talking to because I have learned that rude, demanding, and entitled people, will eventually fade into the background. They may spam everyone that will listen about how I ignored their messages, but I’ve learned that my time is too valuable to let this affect me. I’ve learned to take my time back.
I know this all sounds a little scary but take it from me, it is worth trying. Even if you don’t have any of the gear you need for a camping trip, no problem, Campeez.comconnects you with hosts that have everything you need. Most will even set it all up for you, making this little get away even easier.
The key to getting away more, putting down the phone and to take back your time is to make it fun and as effortless as possible. That way, you can’t talk yourself out of going with excuses like not having enough time, not having the gear, or whatever reason is holding you back from getting the vacation you need! Take a look at the Campeez Blog
to get inspired and read about some more tips and ideas on how to enjoy the Campeez Life!