Best Laid Plans

Summer Planning, Digital Detox & More!

May 29, 2023

BLP Episode #148: Curating Summer, Digital Detox + More

This episode is all about the ways we might think about planning and curating our summers, from travel to reading lists to work projects to media and more. In between all of the family fun and travel, this might be a wonderful time to work on crafting a digital life that serves you, rather than vice versa.

I do plan on running future rounds of Best Laid Plans Academy – the first two rounds have been a big success — I’ve had a ton of fun leading the interactive sessions, and participants are engaged! But for summer, this just didn’t feel like the right focus. Instead, I wanted to craft something shorter and a little different — a program specifically aimed at helping those who have trouble resisting the pull of technologies that are constantly working to interrupt us and fray our focus.

If this is not you – that is wonderful!

But it definitely has been me, and it has taken a lot of work and introspection to largely remove these temptations, triggers, and distractions. I hope to take some of you on a similar journey!

Don’t worry – I did call it ‘Detox’ because well . . . alliteration, but this won’t be about pretending it’s 1995 for a month. There will be journaling (pdf workbook included!), self-exploration, some time tracking (of course) and mini-challenges to complete after each session.

The Digital Detox Mini-Course is now open for registration HERE! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me!

Additional Show Notes

Episodes Mentioned in today’s ep:
1) Plan Your Summer 2022
2) Heart to Heart Screen Time Talk

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  • Reply Coree May 29, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Have you listened to the Offline podcast challenges (Pod Save America bros)? They are doing some really extreme but also useful challenges.

    There is a UK parenting forum that I’ve weirdly gotten sucked into, and it’s such a gross space, and I am pledging to quit it today. I never post, just read about peoples’ weird lives but I gain nothing useful from reading it.

  • Reply Annemie Tonken May 29, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Hey Sarah – I was just googling “ideal week examples” and landed on a blog post of yours from 2019. With your face in the sidebar, I was immediately like, “wait, I know her!” (and then ended up poked around your site, obviously). In case you don’t remember, I did family photos for you years ago, I believe shortly before you moved to FL. I’m excited to see you doing so well and just wanted to say hi!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 29, 2023 at 5:34 pm

      Omg! Yes you did such an amazing job, too!!! Love those pix and the album you made, and we still miss NC. Such a fun internet coincidence 🙂

  • Reply Katie Forrest May 30, 2023 at 6:01 am

    Hi Sarah – I want to check about the detox – are the calls recorded? I’d be unlikely to make them live 🙂

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 30, 2023 at 9:59 am

      Yes all will be recorded. I should have specified that!!

      • Reply Katie Forrest June 1, 2023 at 12:25 am

        Fabulous! I’ve registered now… so exciting 🙂

        • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 1, 2023 at 12:17 pm

          So excited to have you!

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