Roundup No. 26: Learning to Unplug


Happy weekend, Remote Work Tribe, and welcome back to another roundup of anything and everything remote work and leadership! The holiday season is officially in full swing and you know what that means… Our cheer factor? Way on. Our Slack notifications? Way off. That’s right, we’re officially learning to unplug!

Man unplugging a woman's computer in the office as she looks shocked.

While it’s necessary to take routine breaks as a remote employee, the end of year holidays are especially important to detach and relax. The reasoning is simple, and doesn’t have anything to do with the tons of food, presents, and self-care awaiting — though those are factors. 😉 

The reasoning is this: We work hard all year long. This year in particular has been a doozy for all of us. We’ve made it to the finish line now, friends! All that’s left is learning to unplug and bask in a few silent nights (and by that, we mean ringers off and “Do Not Disturb” on). 

If you’re having trouble learning to unplug this season, take a hint from some of our friends over on Twitter. 

Folks were quick to reply that their email notifications will be silenced for the remainder of 2020. 

Even Facebook pings didn’t make the cut!

In short, all we can say is that we’re proud of each and every one of us for making it to these last few weeks of a very tumultuous year. Now, if we could all embrace learning to unplug, kick back, and enjoying some peace and quiet, we’ll really consider this year a win!

Before you skip out on us (and mute your notifs!) check out what was happening over on Twitter this week. 

Boy with fictional high-tech glasses investigating something in the distance.

The Tribe’s Weekly Vibes

1. This well-deserved late night treat we can all appreciate.

2. This inner cry for Friday on a Wednesday afternoon.

3. This awesome 2021 content marketing look ahead.

4. This quick reminder that patience is a virtue.

5. This remote work cue that your computer can actually turn off rather than just “sleep,” both of which you should consider doing yourself.

6. This emphasis on community, not competition.

7. This life lesson we’ve all learned on #MarketingTwitter.

8. This proof of what can happen when you stop dwelling and start doing.

9. This push to find your tribe!

10. This note to self to always speak with a billion dollar mindset (even if you’re still figuring out what font style to use).


What’s happening in your remote world this week? Tag us over on Instagram, @TheRemoteWorkTribe, or on Twitter, @RemoteWorkTribe, for a chance to be featured on our next weekly thread!

Little girl waving goodbye as she slides backwards down a playground slide.


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