The Internet has consumed the undertaking of sorting out work and social connections and duties. Nonetheless, here and there your online life can feel like it’s incurring a significant injury on your cognizant existence. On the off chance that you need to detach yourself from electronics, gadgets, informing and online networking, you can utilize these devices and methodologies to feel all the more specifically associated with the world.
Plan 1: Designing Your Home Environment
- Move your PCs into a committed “PC room” or office. Your room and another room or alcove ought to be without all gadgets and electronics.
- Move your chargers into the PC room. At the point when a gadget should be charged, abandon it in a room. The sounds and vibrations from a charging gadget can interfere with a generally quiet affair.
- Make your bedroom off-limit to electronics. Don’t bring your phone, tablet or TV inside. Blue light has been shown to interrupt sleeping habits.
- Most people don’t get enough sleep anyway because of their constant engagement with these gadgets.
- Turn off your alarm on the weekends. Waking up on your own several days each week may help you feel more satisfied. If you don’t get enough sleep, fill 1 hour of time you would normally spend on the Internet.
- People who get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day have less stress and are healthier. Lack of sleep can actually reduce the function of your immune system and increase anxiety.
- Download an online timer that alerts you after 30 to 60 minutes of Internet use.You may be overusing the electronics because time passes so quickly when you are absorbing information.
Plan 2: Planning Non-Digital Activities
Take a bath. Pour a coffee or glass of wine and read in the bath. Dim the lights and light a candle to relax and enjoy homemade hot tub.
Invite friends over, with a phone call, not Facebook or text. Have an outdoor barbecue.
Go on a hike in the forest. Getting out in nature has actually been shown to improve problem-solving skills and calm the brain. Pack your smart phone deep in your backpack (for safety) and don’t touch it during the hike.
Join a sports league, scrabble club or other group activity.
Create a “fortress of solitude.” Choose 1 day per week when you plan to disconnect. Tell work, family and friends that you will not have your phone. Make a nice meal, read a book or do a craft.
Start an off-the-grid group. During an hour every week, arrange to meet without cell phones or computers. Having companionship in your quest to disconnect will make it easier.
- Take an inventory of your hobbies. If you can’t name 2 or more hobbies that you enjoy inside and outside of the house, then the Internet may have replaced your healthy outlets for creativity and stress relief.
- Start a craft or take a class.
Plan a vacation for at least 2 weeks of the year. Prepare for the vacation well in advance, so that someone will take on problems that occur when you are away. Return the favor when they go on vacation.