With today’s technology it can be easy to constantly be plugged in since you have 24/7 access to email, texts, and calls, and want to answer them right away. As an entrepreneur, whether you are building your business or maintaining it, it can be even harder to try to unplug and put the phone down and not always be working. However, if we never unplug to spend time with our loved ones or decompress from the day and give ourselves a break, we can quickly become burnout.

Wake Up Without Your Phone

When you wake up the first thing that you might gravitate towards is your phone to check your emails or calls. It is important to give yourself time in the morning to get your mind and body ready for the day. If you bombard yourself with a million emails and texts first thing in the morning you will immediately feel worn down, tired, and overwhelmed. In order to be able to make your best decisions you need to have a clear, calm mind. Flooding yourself with all of that information 24/7 isn’t good for you or your business. Take the time to meditate, be mindful of what is going around you and what you need to accomplish that day, then plug in. You can’t possibly be creative always answering messages and emails all the time, trying to keep up with your phone.

Connect With Your Family and Friends

Unplug by connecting with the people and relationships that matter the most to you. As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to push aside your social life and minimize family time. However, the connection with your family and friends should remain a number one priority. The road to becoming a successful entrepreneur can be a long and bumpy one. You will need them there for support and encouragement. Our phones can easily distract us and disconnect us from the real world. In addition, connecting with family, friends, and even strangers can provide new inspiration and ideas to your business that you can’t get from staring into your phone. Making personal and business connections is a key to success when being an entrepreneur.

Connect With Yourself

It is important that you stay in tune with your needs and your health. The stress and pressure of everyday life as an entrepreneur can weigh heavy on a person. It is important that you listen to your mind and body and know when it is time to take a break, slow down, or start over new. Constantly distracting yourself with your phone or other electronic devices disconnects you from yourself as well as causes overthinking. In order to be successful your mind needs to be calm so you are able to visualize the big picture and turn your vision into an action plan in order to achieve results.

Unplugging from technology, even if it is only for a few hours a day, is essential to an entrepreneur’s success. Digital communication has many benefits but it is important to also take a break from the digital world to reconnect with your family and friends as well as yourself.