It’s time to Switch Off

Posted: 9th May 2019

Holidays are a time to take a complete break from the daily routine, to relax and recharge our batteries.  In these days of electronic communication, many people think an immediate response is expected.  However, every person needs time out from the merry-go-round that is their life, everyone is expected to go on holiday at some point in the year and should not be contactable 24/7/365.

We are guilty of not switching off our mobile telephones, constantly checking emails throughout the day and feeling the need to keep up with what our friends and family are up to through social media.

Increasingly, people want places to stay which don’t have television reception, mobile or internet connection.  They want to spend quality family time on holiday without the interruptions, distractions and addiction of electronic gadgets.  Rural properties in beautiful but remote areas such as the Lake District are an ideal solution – many have no televisions and unreliable or no mobile signal.  Board games, books, walking and having conversations are blissful alternatives to handheld devices.

It is understandable that if a family member is unwell, or if your children are not with you, you may need to be contacted in an emergency.  As long as you leave some contact details, messages can get through to you.

As I wish to practice what I preach, I can divulge that on a recent holiday I left my work phone at home.  I took my personal mobile but switched it off when we arrived at the hotel.


Louise England is a Lifestyle and Home Assistant and aims to free-up your time and make a positive difference to your lives by helping you sort things out and complete jobs quickly and efficiently.


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