It’s time to unplug.
Here’s the problem: putting away the phone at home is easier-said-than-done.
Blogger Chelsea O’Leary is here to help with some tips to get you started! Read on for her 5 favorite ways to unplug at home.
1. Connect With Snail Mail
Hand-written notes mean SO much more than their digital equivalents. Take twenty minutes and write a note of gratitude to a friend or family member. Receiving snail mail is guaranteed to brighten their day.
2. Plan Your Next Trip
Set aside some time to design an exploration through a new neighborhood, city or country, and plan your next adventure. There are even some people who think that planning a vacation can make you happier, whether you take the trip or not.
3. The Phone-Free Meal
Invite a friend over for a meal – no screens allowed – and enjoy catching-up without distractions. Asking your guest to turn off her phone might make you feel like a flight attendant at first, but you’ll be surprised how much it allows everyone to stay more present.
4. Remember Your Bookshelf
Remember that thing in the corner full of books and magazines? Setting aside as little as half an hour every night to read will activate your imagination in a different way, and it’s a great antidote for a long workday full of computer glare.
5. Movie Night
Invite friends over to watch a movie at home. Fix your favorite flavor of popcorn and curl up on the couch for a night-in with a new flick. Okay it’s not totally unplugged, but way more of a social and connected evening than just browsing the web.