Hello! So, it’s been a while since my last blog post because my phone has been broken and I am super busy with end of semester papers. I will in my next post write some tips for dealing with the stress of writing a paper.
I do a lot of my posting on my phone because I am always on the go with school and work, but the absence of this little hand held technology is nice. I always try to stay off my phone when I have something to do or if I’m with friends and family, so I wouldn’t say I am obsessed with it. Some people can’t go a minute without checking their phone. The main reason I really need one is to get in touch with people at work. My phone has had a major cracked screen with glass falling off for about two months and that didn’t bother me. My previous phones had cracked screens, glitches, unresponsive buttons, but neither of that really bothered me enough to the point where I had to buy a new one immediately.
Sometimes when I’m with my boyfriend I make sure our phones are far from reach and we do activities that suit the season. For example, we bought ceramic skulls at Michael’s and painted them metallic copper for Halloween. It was a cute activity he really enjoyed. We put on some music and a glass of wine and painted away. Other days, especially during this time of year, we’ll take a trip into Manhattan and go for walks through Central Park, check out thrift stores, and get dinner at a cute trendy restaurant. During the summer we drive down the shore to the beach with some packed fruit and coconut water and take in the sun. During the winter we’ll cuddle up with some tea or hot cocoa and watch out favorite films or shows.
I don’t watch TV or go on my computer often, but its nice to stay away from screens. If you and a loved one want to have a technology free date, go outside and explore your town or city and leave your phones at home. You may discover some new hobbies while you’re at it.
What kinds of technology-free activities do you enjoy?