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I’ve Found Ways to Productively Unplug

I’ll tell you a few.

A couple months back, I wrote a piece about my reverting to working every single day of the week. Not figuratively, I meant literally. People who read that article gave me some really good advice and even suggested some possible books to read. I was grateful. Still am.

I’m doing better now, but have to constantly remind myself that it’s OK to chill out a bit. I’m getting better at forgiving myself for watching Drink Champs on YouTube for two hours. There’s a lot to be done, but I’m doing it.

With that said, I’ve tried to implement some real tactics in my life that would help me to unplug while still feeling productive. These are small things that I actually do, not just some blue sky list of aspirational endeavours. Here we go:

In all honesty, I do these things about 70% of the time so I’m far from where I want to be. My goal is to get closer to 90–95%, but even doing these things as much as I am right now is helping me to be present while freeing my mind enough to be productive.

If you guys have tried anything similar, let me know. If you have any other tips, send them my way as well. I want to keep learning and keep pushing myself to find the right formula to be my best.




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Kern Carter

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