Things to Do


Make A Family Wooden Art Sign Using a Scroll Saw

Forget your gadgets, social media accounts, and video games for a while and start doing something more productive!

Spending a lot of time on a computer and other digital instruments isn’t good for your health. For one, it promotes a sedentary lifestyle by making you sit or lie down all the time. You know you need to work out, right?

This project will make you love going on a digital detox. Looking forward to finishing woodworking projects is a lot better than looking forward to the posts and pictures of others. And because I’m extra kind today, I included this guide on how to pick the best scrollsaw for the money.


Let’s start!


  • 3/4″ thick plywood
  • Command picture hanging strips
  • Drill with 1/2″ drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Scroll Saw
  • The word “family” printed out in your chosen font
  • Transfer paper or scissors and a pencil


  1. Begin by typing the word “family” using your chosen font (this is the only time you’ll use gadgets for this project). Ensure that it’s large enough to fit an 8 ½” x 11” paper, then print it out.
  2. Use your transfer paper to transfer it to the wood. If you don’t have transfer paper, you can cut out the word instead. After which, tape the paper on the plywood so that when you trace the letters, the paper won’t move an inch. Trace it using your pencil.
  3. Use your scroll saw to go around all the outer edges of the wood. Don’t rush this step!
  4. Get your cordless drill and drill holes in the middle of the letters that should be cut out. Let the scroll saw blade thread through the holes, then cut out those inner shapes.
  5. Use a sandpaper (fine grit) to soften the edges and give them a rounded look.
  6. Cut a little circle or oblong shape (this depends on the font you used) from a scrap for the tittle of your letter “i.”
  7. After sanding everything, you can either paint the sign using a glossy color (or your favorite color), stain it, or leave it as it is.
  8. Now attach some command picture hanging strips on the back side and fix them on the door or wall.

Reasons Why You Should Paint

If you’re on a digital detox, one productive activity you could do is paint. You don’t have to paint a beautiful canvas or depict nature if you can’t, you can simply paint rooms or walls in your house to keep you busy.

Painting is an excellent way to get rid of stress and express yourself. In fact, there are no rules when you paint while on digital detox. You could use a paint brush, paint roller, even a paint sprayer belonging to the top 5 home paint sprayers! That would mean you can paint people, animals, events, or paint walls, cabinets, and ceilings! The choice, my friend, is entirely up to you.

Here are the reasons why I recommend painting:

It’s an affordable activity

Painting is friendly to your budget. You can spend a little by buying a small can of paint and adding decorations to your walls by using paint and stencils. You can also expend a lot of money if you want to paint an entire room for a new look. The materials’ price tags are also flexible to your finances––you can choose watercolors, poster paints, oil paints, and others. I’m telling you, you need painting in your life no matter how non-creative you think you are.


It challenges you to be more creative

Speaking of creativity, painting stretches your mind to be as innovative and artistic as you can be. Even if you’re not really a painter, it will challenge you to have fun doing something new. And that is good for you mentally. One great thing about painting is that you can simply do what you want; it doesn’t come with rules on expressing one’s self.

Painter with Easel

It can make you more patient

Painting doesn’t take a few minutes, most of the time, you’ll need to spend ample time to finish a paint job the way you want it to look. After all, it won’t be a real masterpiece if it’s done hurriedly. Painting pushes you to be determined about what you’re doing as well, making you forget all about those gadgets you’re not supposed to entertain.

It can make you more knowledgeable

If you want to take it to the next level by painting beyond walls, ceilings, and floors, perhaps you can take a look at great works of art by famous painters instead. By doing so, you’re allowing new information and unfamiliar cultures to introduce themselves to you, making your more knowledgeable about the world.

Hasht Behesht Palace painting


Productive Things to Do Instead of Browsing Your Social Media Accounts

Did you know that an average person spends almost two hours on social media every single day? Take note that it’s an “average person,” and not someone who’s addicted to using it.

If you think you’re going too far with your social media activities, then you need to stop and do something else. A sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for you, you know.

So, instead of browsing your Facebook, Instagram, and other social media accounts, why don’t you do the following?

  1. Write.

    Writing is an excellent way to have some quiet time with yourself. Sometimes Facebook can become too annoying and noisy, which is why you’ll need a chance to meditate and express yourself without depending on how many likes you’re going to get. Perhaps you can visit a beautiful place where you can rewrite your goals in life or how your day went. You might think it’s not a productive thing to do, but it can actually help you mentally relax. You can write just about anything you want–no pressure, no comments, no shares. Just you, your pen, and your paper.

  2. Clean.

    pressure washerCleaning is one of the most beneficial chores you can do instead of browsing. You can get your pressure washer from and clean your patio, garage, car, or outdoor walls. Not only will you get rid of dirt; you can also exercise! 

  3. Paint.

    You can also add wall decorations to the dull walls of your house using spray paint and wall stencils. You don’t have to change the color of the walls, adding a few patterns to them could make them look new and more elegant. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with your loved ones. Rather than spending time on your phone or tablet, why don’t you spend some time with the people around you?

  4. Exercise.

    Browsing your social media will require you to sit or lie down so you could concentrate. However, sitting and lying down all the time isn’t healthy for you. Why don’t you hit the gym or go cycling instead? If you don’t burn those unwanted fats, chances are you’ll be obese with the kind of lifestyle you have.  So, fight obesity and social media addiction with exercise! Pilates exercise

  5. Plant.

    Help Mother Nature by planting more trees. If you can’t plant trees, perhaps you could start gardening at home as an alternative. You won’t only help the environment; you’ll also help yourself because plants can boost your mood. They also make you patient and more caring to nature.


Life on Digital Detox – Things to Do When You Unplug

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.