You’ll find this picture and thousands of others who have embraced the ‘unplug’ idea.
The point is still growing increasingly relevant, reinforced recently by Nitin Nohria, the Dean of the Harvard Business School. He sponsored a faculty research project to answer the question: what one thing do the most successful Harvard alumni have in common? The answer: they were highly skilled at reflecting.
In other words, they frequently unplugged and engaged in honest self-assessment to stay calm, focused, humble and positive.
If you were a coaching client of our firm, you would hear this theme consistently in our point of view. The best leaders make at least one hour a day to unplug so they can remain emotionally, spiritually and physically resilient. I recommend unplugging at least 30 minutes after rising, and 30 minutes before bedtime.
Unplug. Shut. It. Off. Seriously.