Labor Day was originally a day organized by the unions to honor the American labor movement. Now, 129 years later, Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer.
Long weekends have turned into vacation weekends or travel weekends. If you are a select soccer or volleyball parent, these have become weekends full of tournaments and travel. What if we proposed this weekend to be “Total Disconnect Weekend”?
With technologies advancement, the line between work and personal time has been blurred into oblivion. It is no longer, grab your keys and go. Now, It’s grab your keys and your phone. Then use the phone to turn off the lights, shut the garage, set the air conditioner, turn on your truck and check Waze for the best route to wherever you are going.
Whew, when did it become so hard just to leave the house.
Could you disconnect for a weekend?