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Today is the second in a series of guest posts by Marysol Blomerus as she looks at unplugging as a way of balancing our lives. You can read more about Marysol, her lovely family, and her excellent reasons for unplugging on the first post in this series.

So you have your unplug night or day set in your calendar. A time to fully detox from the internet to get some rest and pull away. Here’s some things you need to know to make it a successful time. If you missed yesterday’s post on this, go read that first.

Before Unplugging

1) Consider having someone else join you.
Your spouse, your roommate, or your teenage son. Pick someone, especially if you live with them. Get them on board so you are not contending with temptation in your own home. If you live alone, accountability will save you from caving when you realize how addicted you might be.

3 Healthy Reasons to Unplug

January 20, 2012

Today I am privileged to have a guest post by Marysol Blomerus.  You can follow her on Twitter @blomerus

Its the New Year. Maybe one of your goals is to blog more and check Facebook less. Or to keep your inbox manageable and limit online streaming sports. Or to “be home and off your phone” after 7pm every night. Face it, your life is online these days. And have you noticed it never stops? That’s a problem.

A few months ago my husband and I realized we were spending way too much time on online, especially at night as a way to unwind.  

I know, you have no idea what I’m talking about.