If you are anything like me, getting offline can be a bit of a struggle. Not only to I work in the digital space, I watch and communicate online too. Spending time offline especially when I am with friends and family is something I becoming more and more conscious off. If you’re the same, here are five ways to go offline this weekend.
Delete Distracting Apps
I do not actually feel the need to do this but if you are someone who finds the apps on your phone or laptop distracting delete them for the day or the weekend so you are not tempted to log into them.
Delete Emails from your phone and laptop
This is one I learnt a few months ago. There was a time when I would check my work emails on a Sunday evening which was the worse thing I could do. It gave me a what I call Sunday night anxieties and affected my sleep. Ever since, I only check emails outside of work when I need too. For example if I had a couple of days off, I may check them to help me stay on top of things the next day.
Read A Book
If you like reading, Switching out laptop time for reading time, can be really refreshing and needed. I did this when I was at home. I just finishing Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton and I have to say it was amazing! would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new book to read.
Laptop/ Phone Corner
If you are having an evening with friends and families making a laptop or phone corner where people have to leave their devices there for the duration of the evening. You can make it the only area where people can check their phone too with a 10 minute time limit.
Phones not allowed here
Do activities where screens are not welcomed. I love the cinema 1 because I love films and filmography but also it is the one time I am not surgically attached to a screen in some form or another.
There is nothing wrong with checking your laptop or phone frequently in the slightest and if you’re happy the way you are then that is great. Personally, I find I can be a bit too obsessive with the digital world and the above allow me to consciously connect with the real world if I need too.