Episode 136: REPLAY – Time to Disconnect

Disconnect to your routine; reconnect with nature.

This week we’re bringing back one of your favorite episodes, one that we released in the summer of 2022. We hope you enjoy it!

In this week’s replay episode, Chief Victory Officer, Eric Guy, is joined by Chief Joy Officer, Faith Guy in Zion National Park, Utah. They discuss the importance of getting disconnected from your routine and connecting with people that are important to you.

In a world where we are constantly tethered to our devices and ensnared by our daily routines, the value of disconnecting cannot be overstated. In this digital age, our lives are ruled by technology, and our routines often dictate our every move. But if we don’t occasionally look up from our screens and break free from our monotonous schedules, we risk missing out on the beauty and wonder of life itself. It’s time to press pause on the relentless march of technology and rediscover what truly matters: our families, the natural world, and, most importantly, ourselves.

Don’t Miss the Present Moment.

Picture this: you’re walking through a lush park on a bright, sunny day, surrounded by the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the breeze. The world around you is bursting with life and beauty. But as you stroll along, your gaze is locked on your smartphone, scrolling through social media feeds and responding to work emails. In this scenario, you are physically present in the park, but your mind is miles away, absorbed in the digital realm. You’re missing the present moment, the real world unfolding right in front of your eyes.

Our phones and devices have become constant companions, vying for our attention with every notification, ping, and vibration. We’ve become so engrossed in our screens that we often fail to notice the opportunities, experiences, and beauty that surround us in the real world. Disconnecting from technology and routines allows us to lift our heads, open our eyes, and fully engage with the present moment. It’s a chance to appreciate the world’s wonders, seize opportunities, and reconnect with what truly matters.

Embrace Face-to-Face Connections.

In a hyperconnected world, it’s ironic that we often find ourselves feeling isolated and disconnected from one another. We have hundreds of “friends” and “followers” on social media, yet our face-to-face interactions are dwindling. We send emojis instead of sharing real emotions, and our relationships are increasingly superficial. It’s time to break free from this digital cocoon and prioritize genuine, in-person connections.

Face-to-face interactions allow us to connect on a deeper level. They enable us to read body language, hear tone of voice, and experience the warmth of human touch. These connections are essential for our emotional well-being and happiness. So, put down your phone, step away from the screen, and make time for real conversations with family and friends. Connect in person, laugh together, share stories, and create lasting memories that cannot be replicated in the digital world.

Stay Accountable with Your Inner Circle.

Our lives are often a whirlwind of responsibilities, deadlines, and commitments. In the midst of this chaos, it’s easy to lose sight of our goals and the people who matter most. We become disconnected from our inner circle—our closest friends and family. To maintain meaningful relationships and stay on track with our aspirations, we must make a conscious effort to connect throughout the year.

Regularly reaching out to our inner circle helps us stay accountable to our goals and values. These are the people who know us best, who support our dreams, and who remind us of our purpose when we lose our way. By nurturing these relationships and sharing our aspirations, we ensure that we are not only working towards our goals but doing so in alignment with our core values.

Make Purposeful Connections.

While it’s important to connect with others, it’s equally important to be purposeful in choosing who and what we connect with. Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you, who share your passions and values. Surround yourself with an environment that nourishes your soul, whether it’s the tranquility of nature or the warmth of a loving home.

Purposeful connections go beyond mere socializing; they enrich our lives, foster personal growth, and provide a sense of belonging. Choose quality over quantity, and invest your time and energy in relationships and activities that align with your authentic self.

Share Your Dreams and Goals.

Our dreams and goals are a fundamental part of who we are. Yet, in our busy lives, we often keep them hidden away, as if they’re a secret treasure. But sharing your dreams, aspirations, likes, and dislikes with the people you love and trust is a powerful way to strengthen your connections and build a support network.

When you open up to your inner circle and share your dreams and goals, you invite them to be a part of your journey. You create a space for mutual support, encouragement, and celebration of achievements. Your dreams become a shared experience, and you’ll find that your connections deepen as you work together to turn those dreams into reality.

Prioritize Time Together.

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to push aside the people who matter most. We often take them for granted, assuming they’ll always be there. But time is precious, and none of us knows how much we have left. It’s essential to prioritize the people you love and spend quality time with them.

Whether it’s a family picnic, a hike in the woods, a cozy dinner at home, or a simple conversation over a cup of tea, make time for the people who hold a special place in your heart. These moments of connection and togetherness are the key components of a fulfilling life.

In conclusion, the importance of disconnecting from our routines and technology cannot be overstated. It’s a chance to savor the present moment, embrace genuine face-to-face connections, stay accountable with our inner circle, be purposeful in our connections, share our dreams and goals, and prioritize time with the people who matter most. In a world that often pulls us in a thousand directions, these moments of disconnection allow us to reconnect with what truly matters: our families, nature, and, most importantly, ourselves. So, put down your phone, step away from the screen, and start living a life enriched by genuine connections and meaningful experiences.


• If you don’t look up from your phone, you can be missing great opportunities that are right in front of you.
• Take time to connect with one another in person, instead of with your “connections” on social media.
• Get disconnected to be connected again.
• Connect throughout the year with your inner circle to stay accountable with your goals.
• Be purposeful with your connections.
• Connect with topics like your dreams, goals, likes and dislikes.
• Take time in with the people that you prioritize in your life.


• “Spend time looking up, and not down at your phones.”
• “Relationships are oxygen…we need it.”
• “The most important thing you could do is to set goals and go for them.”
• “Spend time connecting to what is most important.”
• “If I don’t look up from my phone, I’m missing an opportunity that’s right in front of me.”

Make this your BEST DAY YET! Learn more at resources.CenterForVictory.com.

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