“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott
We all have different ways of unplugging: meditating, taking a walk, eating a meal slowly, dancing, napping.
Sometimes doing the dishes by hand is a way to unplug. (To each her own.)
My favorite snippet in this quote from Anne Lamott is “for a few minutes”. Our society and work culture expect us to feel burned out most of the time, to save up all our unplugging for the tail end of a day, for the Saturday afternoon, for the one (too) short vacation a year. But, really, sprinkling in those few minutes throughout each day is just as nourishing and, perhaps, more sustaining.
You have ten minutes. How will you unplug?