Fortune Cookie Life Lesson #43
Such a simple thing to do but for so many of us it is impossible. Remember the days before tons of technology. Many times we find ourselves indulged in the newest game or checking our Instagram and facebook status on the daily. Technology is a great tool but we need to find that healthy and happy balance so that we don’t become computer zombies. The next time you find yourself needed a technology detox here are a few ways to reawaken your body and your mind.
1. Create a nightly ritual
Nightly rituals are fantastic. Take some time doing something other than looking at a screen. Read a book that is so good you can’t possibly put it down. Find some time for some light yoga practices or meditation. Doing this right before bed can give you the best sleep of your life. Start a journal and write about your day and what you have experienced. If there is some stress writing it out on paper can help in dealing and will also help you get a better night sleep.
2. Learn a new hobby or skill.
Learn something new and have fun. Whether it’s taking a class or take the time to practice something that you have been meaning to work on, doing this broadens your horizons. Doing this helps you grow and can help move you forward into the future.
Physical activity does a body and the mind well. We are always so sedentary when we are dealing with technology and to be able to go out and get in some exercise keeps us healthy.
4. Spend time with those you love.
Spend time with family and friends. They miss you and would love to be able to have your attention. Go outside together for a walk or play a board game. Go back to old school and enjoy each other’s company.
There are so many ways to get yourself unplugged. Pick a day and renew your senses and relationships. The good thing about technology is that it is always around tomorrow. Remember life is to short to be plugged in all the time.