When was the last time you spent a few hours completely disconnected from the digital world? If you have been spending more time working on your computer or using the Internet, it may be time for some digital detox. Making a conscious effort to unplug for at least an hour or two every day is one of the best things you can do to improve your wellbeing. And you might be surprised on how much you can accomplish when you set aside some time away from your smartphone or mobile devices. With a seemingly endless list of things you can do while offline, here are some of the many fun ways to make the most of your time.
Explore outdoor activities
Step outside and leave your gadgets behind. Explore outdoor activities that you can do on your own or with family and friends. It could be as simple as doing some stretches or yoga in your backyard. Or you can go for a walk in your neighborhood or at the nearest park. If you exercise regularly, you can use the time to do it outdoors instead of heading to the gym.
Take up an outdoor sport
Join an outdoor sports club. Find out if there is a walking, running, or hiking group in your community. This is a great way to socialize, meet new people, and enjoy face-to-face conversations. It is also an opportunity to broaden your social network and build personal or professional connections.
Read a book at the library or somewhere cozy
Unplugging gives you more time to catch up on some reading. Grab a book and head out to a cozy café or a shaded area in a park. Or you can visit a library near you and read to your heart’s content.
Volunteering is another great way to make best use of your device-free day. Look for volunteer opportunities in your community. You can also check for non-government organizations that may need help for certain projects.
Learn the art of doing nothing
Sometimes disconnecting is a chance to simply enjoy being busy doing nothing. You can use the time to rest your mind and body. This may be the best thing you can do to deal with the stress that comes with the things that keep you busy every day.