Lets face it, in today’s world it is very easy to get wrapped up in our digital devices.
Even as I am writing this blog I get the sudden urge to check my smartphone.
As much as I love digital media, there are times when I find myself consumed and in dire need of a tech break.
If you’re consumed by technology, be consumed no more!
Below I have posted ten tips which will help recharge your brain after all the digital stimulation.
Let’s get to breaking with our technologies:
1. Go on a nature break! Grab your girls and go to the beach, a hike, or a walk on the park. but whatever you do, do not bring your phone with you. ( I know! So hard!) If you bring your phone, you are basically defeating the purpose of breaking from your technology.
2. Get social! Grab your friends and go dancing or to dinner! If you go to dinner talk to each other! Keep the phones away. Have one-on-one conversations with meaning. Make new friends.
3. Learn multiple languages and cultures! The more you discover, the more you will feel connected to our world. Granted that when traveling you will probably gain more friends via social networks online, but your brain will also be refreshed from learning new languages and the history of other countries.
4. Learn to play a musical instrument. Haven’t you always wanted to be a rockstar anyway?
5. Practice yoga! Yoga and meditation increases brain function and attention span.
6. Consume Omega-3 Fatty Acids such as salmon and chia seeds. Omega-3 helps keep your brain active and alert.
7. Get a good night sleep, 7-9 hours are the recommended hors of sleep for adults . If you know your phone distracts you set it on “Do Not Disturb,” turn it off and put it away in a drawer for the night. http://www.sleepfoundation.org
8. Read a book. Reading exercises your brain and improves concentration. Books also help develop creativity. I like reading books that motivate me such as autobiographies and inspirational books.
9. Organize and clean! Clutter usually affects my mood. When I have a clear personal and work space, I feel more calm and productive.
10. Create! My personal hobbies include writing, getting dolled-up with make-up and crafting (making bracelets or vision boards) anything with visuals is usually my go-to thing. Find a passion you truly enjoy like cooking, drawing, crafting and practice it as often as you can.
Time spent on doing something YOU are passionate about is more valuable than time spent comparing our lives to someone else’s when looking through others Instagram and facebook feeds.