My mind is constantly going. For me to completely relax, I gotta get rid of my cell phone. – Kenny Chesney
Regardless of how you make a living . . . you can be an international country star or a local superintendent . . . cell phones have changed our lives. As recently as a decade ago, we could escape the immediacy of work. Sure, we had phones, but we didn’t have the news alerts, 24/7 email access, and continuous access. My iPhone has changed my life – and sometime not for the better.
We must manage our technology and not let our technology manage us. We have control of these devices – we control the alerts, notifications, and noises. We can easily turn off the notifications and create specific times when “do not disturb” is active. We can specifically create times when the phones isn’t at the table, on our hip, or in a social situation.
While each of us wants to be indispensable, we are also not performing at our best when we don’t relax and recharge. We embrace our Power of the Team; we count on others and have the opportunity to share responsibilities. Be intentional in your life . . . create downtime and opportunities to relax.