This past week has been a much-needed break for me. Not quite the beach vacation I’d like, but it helped recharge me.

recharge on the water

Started my mini break with a boat ride. Need to recharge a bit on the water.

Semi Unplugging

I did take all my gadgets with me, but I didn’t do much work. I worked on a class I had bought months ago about productivity and I spent one day in my hotel room working on it and it was AWESOME. I’ll share it in another post after I start putting some of the skills to work.

The only time I completely give up my gadgets is on a cruise. And then, it’s just on the boat. But, what I did do, was turn off all the pings, sounds, notifications on my phone and laptop. I only got the important ones.

Beautiful hotel chandelier

Beautiful hotel chandelier

I only went on social media when I had down time where I was waiting or bored. I didn’t watch the news or much TV at all. I didn’t even read news stories. Nothing that was going to piss me off.

And you know what? It’s been awesome. I saw something on Facebook last night about some big brew-ha-ha that happened this week. I don’t know what, but a few people were saying this was the worst week on social media (worse than election week.) I’m so glad I missed it!

FOMO

I’m also learning to overcome my FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out.) Sometimes missing out is good. I can only handle so much and I need to keep it positive. The negative gets me down too much. It really affects me even if it’s just people complaining. I can’t seem to let it go.

Sunset over the city

Sunset over the city. (Taken with my iPhone 7 Plus)

I need to keep it postive. 

What do you do to keep it postive? Let me know in the comments below.

How to Keep It Positive While On Vacation AND Use Your Gadgets. Want to have your phone for photos and emergencies, but keep the negative away? I'm sharing what I did during my recent mini break.