For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
– Lily Tomlin

Most people probably know this to stand for “Same $#!t, Different Day”.  (Or if you’re a nerd, you might remember it as “Single Sided, Double Density”, referring to the old floppy disks – remember those?)  Anyway, it does feel like that sometimes, doesn’t it?  Same ol’ things, day in and day out.  TV, Radio, Media, Politics, Work, Social, on and on and on…

To combat this, and get away from our fast-paced, busy lives every now and then for just a brief moment, my wife and I have a nice item on our seasonal to-do list to “share an offline day together”. We even make it a point to schedule it.

Here are the rules:

  1. No phones (unless it’s an emergency)
  2. No texting
  3. No emails
  4. No computers
  5. No internet
  6. No Social Media
  7. No news
  8. Unplug (yourself)
  9. Relax
  10. Be together

That’s it.

We are so busy these days and the world seems only to require a faster and faster pace.  All the more reason to unplug every now and then – and perhaps more frequently than every season!

So, I offer you a new meaning to S.S.D.D.:

Stop. Slow Down & Disconnect.

We all need it.

(Especially going into the Holidays).