Tips for Unplugging
The first Friday of every March is the National Day of Unplugging. While this day has technically already passed, we here at Liv Avenida Blog think it’s always a good idea to evaluate your media use. Try these simple suggestions to unplug from electronics when it’s right for you. It may not be the easiest task in the world, but it’s a good idea to do it to be more present in or out of your Chandler, AZ apartment.
Start the Day with Intention
How often do you scroll through your phone upon waking up? This month, make your first action of the day something intentional that will benefit you personally. Rather than immediately checking your inbox, turn your alarm off and meditate. Or go on a quick walk around the block instead.
Whether you have enough time to complete an entire workout routine or you only have a few simple minutes to breathe or wash your face, start your day with something that makes you feel good.
It’s no surprise that in the age of endless streaming options and constant digital distractions, it takes more deliberateness to spend time outside. Make a conscious decision to spend time outside of your apartment rather than sitting in front of a screen. Go on a specific outdoor adventure — like a hike or camping trip — or just take a walk around your neighborhood. Ground yourself in your surroundings. Get outside your apartment and into the fresh air.
Bring Along a Book
If you’re anything like us, we suspect that any time you take public transport or wait in line, you rely on your social media feeds to pass the time. Since doing this actively destroys your ability to focus, so why not bring a book along with you wherever you go to pull out and read? These moments may seem short and insignificant, but you’ll be surprised how much reading you can accomplish if you seize each moment as they come.
Unplug Around Others
Last but not least, we invite you to create an experience where both you and your friends spend some time together, collectively unplugged. Without notifications, memes, and Instagram stories, you’ll be able to connect with the people you care about in a deeper and more meaningful way. This doesn’t mean you always have to put your screens away around others, but it will likely be a good experiment that will help you reevaluate how you use electronics amid company.
Thanks for reading our post today! We hope you have some beautiful moments away from your phone this month here in Chandler, AZ.