When was the last time you turned off all distractions for a whole day and spent that time focusing on things that matter?
A few weeks ago, in my Building a Soft Place to Land series, I confessed that I often struggle with priorities, particularly when it comes to my blog vs. my real life. It was a post that I didn't want to write, but I needed to write it.
I literally felt sick to my stomach before I hit "Publish". I didn't like what my words forced me to acknowledge about myself because I like to pretend that I have my priorities in line at all times.
Then the comments started rolling in. And they rolled and they rolled. Clearly, I was not alone in my struggle. If you haven't read the post and the comments, click here to see the whole thing.
Why am I telling you this? Because I have declared next Friday, March 27th as Unplug Friday. That gives you a whole week to prepare to Unplug from whatever it is that distracts you from what really matters. For me, that means no computer AT ALL. No blog, no email, no twitter. Nothing. For 24 hours. And I'll be doing things that have been getting pushed aside because they haven't been a priority. Maybe it will be a project...an outing...a nap?
Can you do it? Can you Unplug for 24 hours? Maybe for you it's not the computer...maybe it's the television or the blackberry or...or...or. We all have our own distractions. I'm challenging you to turn off those distractions for 24 hours.
Then on Monday, March 30th come back here and share your post describing your experience. Mr. Linky will be here so that you can link up. What did you Unplug? What did you do instead? Was it easy? Ridiculously difficult?
If you're going to participate or want to share this with your readers, go ahead and grab this super cute button designed by my designer-extraordinaire, Darcy.
So? Are you in?