August 28, 2017
It’s no surprise that business owners spend a great deal of time on their computers and mobile devices. In today’s technology-driven work world, it’s inevitable. With the ease of connectivity, it’s hard to get away from the office and truly live offline, even for short bursts of time. So much so that our work lives tend to infiltrate our personal lives more and more—creating an unhealthy balance between business and your personal down time.
Everyone needs time away from the grind to properly reenergize, which is why taking time off of work and remaining unplugged while you’re out is important. Here are a few suggestions to help you live out of the office and offline more often.
There’s no doubt that the internet has transformed our businesses and our lives. However, like most things, balance is the key. Take time daily—or at least weekly—to do some of the activities suggested above or to incorporate some of your own favorite offline pursuits. Chances are, you’ll find that doing so will improve the overall quality of your life.
Multigenerational family vacations have experienced an uptick in popularity, especially with older generations being more active and families living farther apart. Family getaways certainly bring people together physically, but also emotionally. Dedicated family time is simply good for the soul…even more so when multiple generations take part. With this in mind, we bring you a few ideas and tips to consider when planning your next multigenerational vacation.
For many of us, our smartphone is a vital travel tool. We rely on it for navigating unfamiliar places, taking photos, and identifying recreational activities. Michael Zhao, an editor for TheWirecutter.com, offers the following tips on what to pack in addition to your smartphone—so you won’t be stranded when traveling this summer...or any other time of the year.
You may be completely proficient at decoding emojis on social media and in text messages, but for many of us, figuring out what other people’s facial expressions mean can be quite a challenge. Here’s a quick rundown of how to interpret different facial stances based on research from people-communicating.com: