If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you probably chuckled when you heard Maggie Smith’s character say, “What is a weekend?” Though it was a laughable moment, though, one might wonder, isn’t this what all of us are usually thinking? We bring our Blackberries and our iPhones with us 24/7, we answer texts from our bosses, we constantly think of work even on the weekend. Is it even possible for us, in this work driven world, to truly have two days off? In some ways, it just seems indulgent, doesn’t it?
This phenomena of weekend-less weekends inspired Forbes and the Daily Muse to post the recent article “Unwind this Weekend. How to (Really!) Recharge.“
Our favorite suggestion? It’s all about the screens:
Stay Away from Electronics
Being constantly connected induces stress, even if you don’t realize it (and you probably don’t). Take a mental break from it all. Put all emails and unnecessary calls on hold. If you can, stash your Blackberry or iPhone for the entire day and enjoy activities that keep you thoroughly unplugged. Check out live music, read a book, or even have a mini dance-a-thon in your home. It’s the simple, grounding activities that can bring you the most joy.