Of course I am writing this post as I, myself, am looking into the blue-light abyss that is my laptop screen.
I think that’s what’s inspiring me to write about several things to do instead of stare at a screen…I’m hoping that I’ll be able to persuade myself to unplug a bit more often, while (hopefully) inspiring others to do the same.
As a millennial (or literally anyone else these days for that matter,) our lives are so controlled by technology that it’s actually become detrimental to our health. I’m talking mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Mentally because, although we learn vast amounts of information from our constantly-updating apps, we are feeding into our very real FOMO on a seemingly never-ending loop and we’re always comparing ourselves to one another.
…It’s thoroughly exhausting.
Emotionally because we, as a society, have the hardest time making human connections these days. We’ve created an “easy way out” system that allows us to simply hide behind our screens, rather than confront our emotions head on.
Physically because, let’s face it, you’re sitting down while reading this, aren’t you? If not, I applaud you for your multi-tasking ability. More often than not, however, we find ourselves lounging on our couches watching Netflix after a long day, laying in bed scrolling through our newsfeeds first thing in the morning, or slouching in our desk chairs while gazing at our computer screens while at work.
Suffice it to say, our screen addictions have made us lazy af.
Turning off your phone, computer, or TV should not be nearly as hard as we make it out to be, yet I personally find it to be one of the most challenging things to get in the habit of.
If you’re finding yourself needing to dip into a little screen detox, you should check out the tips below for some awesome ideas on things to do instead of stare at a screen all day:
Now, in hopes that you found any of this useful or inspirational, I challenge you to unplug for one full day or more.
24 hours. 48 hours. 72 hours.
Do you think you can do it?
I plan to give a whack at it myself!
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Best of luck 🙂