How switching off can be the best thing for you


Now don’t get me wrong, I love technology as much as the next girl, but sometimes we really do need to switch off. It seems nowadays, checking twitter first thing is more of a morning routine than brushing your teeth. Every chance you get in school or work is spent refreshing your Facebook feed, or seeing how many text messages you may have missed. We all can become a little too glued to our phone, even if we don’t actually have anything to look at.

Whilst I can usually be seen with my phone close by, this really isn’t out of necessity. I like to keep it handy, but equally I  love leaving my phone in my room or bag and switching off from the world. To be honest, it is the only way we can switch off in this society. There are so many things that you can do when not glued to your mobile, or tablet, and hey doesn’t absence make the heart grow fonder?


5 Minutes

If you only have a quick break before its back to work or before you need to dash to something else. Then just put that airplane mode on and enjoy 5 minutes silence. No interruptions for even a few minutes are great.

15 Minutes- 

Take a little coffee break and why not people watch instead of snap chatting. It’s amazing how observing others for a little while can pass the time. Who knows, you may even make a friend.


30 Minutes-

If you have a pet dog that needs a walk, or maybe just a friend who lives nearby who feels like a break also? Why not go for walk. It’s a great chance to catch up and get some fresh air. For 30 minutes try to avoid Pokemon hunting, it will be worth it.

1 Hour

With an hour to spare, you have plenty of options. Why not go for a swim, make that walk a run or open up a good book an escape into another world.

If you really want a break from the technology, then why not take a few hours away, or even a day or two. Turn off your phone, spend time with friends and family and don’t let life pass you by. Skip taking that Instagram picture and just enjoy the view, maybe don’t check in on Facebook and just take time for a great meal. Technology is a wonderful thing, but so is life outside a social media bubble, so make sure you enjoy it!




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