Ways to Disconnect

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Technology is all around us. There’s so much you can do and learn from it, even with just a small mobile device you can keep in your pocket like a phone. Today, however, the Timberland Blog recognizes that sometimes it’s good to disconnect and try something new, in your apartment or as you’re out and about in Savannah, GA. Try these ideas the next time you have some downtime!

Try a New Skill

Find a new passion by trying something you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t gotten around to doing yet. If you can think of it, there’s probably a YouTube tutorial or a step-by-step guide you can find online for it. Need ideas? How about painting, drawing, writing a story, learning shorthand, crocheting or knitting, photography, growing plants, learning a musical instrument, or learning or perfecting a language. You can also ask someone to help you learn with the bonus of forming and strengthening bonds while you do.

Leave Your Phone at Home

For people who are especially attached to their devices, an option for disconnecting is to actually leave your phone at home. If you are headed out for a short period of time, or if you’re headed out with a friend and wish to focus on social interactions, go ahead and leave your phone at home. Once you get over the initial withdrawal, you’ll find that without the distraction of your phone, or the social crutch of ignoring everyone else for your screen, you can more fully enjoy the company of the friends you’re with.

Serve Others

This can come in the form of supporting a friend in their artistic endeavors and commissioning them to do a piece of art for you or even going to a play someone you know is starring in. Service doesn’t have to be a huge project if you don’t have the time or funds for it. Look around, talk to others, and identify some of their needs — big or small — and see how you can meet them.

Though technology is beneficial for society, sometimes people get caught up with it instead of enjoying the people and beauty around them. Do you have any tips on disconnecting from your technology? If you do, let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!