When Do You Unplug?

Most of us are on social media more hours of the day than we will honestly admit. We just find ourselves scrolling through our IG feed, Twitter feed or Facebook feed for reasons unknown to us. Are we looking for something new, interesting? Most posts aren’t groundbreaking. They don’t enlighten us to the degree that we should be scrolling as much as we do. However, we keep refreshing or scrolling to find that new new. The question I ask then is, when do you unplug? Do you unplug when out with friends, family at social events? Do you unplug when on vacation, at work, at your place of worship?

I am so very guilty of over scrolling. Being caught up with the scroll can cause us to ignore some basic things we should be doing with the people around us. In more extreme cases, you may ignore work or school responsibilities. Here is a list of things you may do when you unplug: 

Clean and organize the space around you. A clean and organized space provides mental clarity. You also feel a sense of accomplishment when you declutter.

Connect with the actual friends that you have. There is nothing like being with people who you choose to be around.

Reconnect with family members. Maintaining family ties is essential.

Read a book that you’ve been meaning to read.

Create something. Anything.

Exercise and create a healthy meal plan for the week/month.

My iPhone is like a friend. I connect with people who share similar interests through Twitter and IG.
My iPhone is like a friend. I connect with people who share similar interests through Twitter and IG.
Take the time to actually talk to friends and connect with family.
Take the time to actually talk to friends and connect with family.
Invest some time into yourself. Unplug and take time to exercise, eat right and maintain a great space around you.
Invest some time into yourself. Unplug and take time to exercise, eat right and maintain a great space around you.
Our perspective may change or we may get new insight on issues we've never thought of before if we unplug and take a class or workshop on an unknown topic.
Our perspective may change or we may get new insight on issues we’ve never thought of before if we unplug and take a class or workshop on an unknown topic.
Playing games is so underrated! stock up on game boards and invite friends/family over for game night. Good clean fun.
Playing games is so underrated! stock up on game boards and invite friends/family over for game night. Good clean fun.

Photography: Angelique Ricard 

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