We all know that in today’s age of advancement, technology plays a huge role in our lives. So much so that more than looking at people, we are looking our cellphones, or tablets and iPads, our iPods and media players. What this means is that technology is ruling our lives. We are dependent on technology for every little need that we have such as looking at the time. No one wears a watch anymore for the purpose of looking at time, they wear it because it is a part of fashion. But guess what; there is a life that exists in the absence of our smart phones. No matter how convinced we are that a life without cellphones (the time period that we experience when our phones run out of battery) does not exist or might be as boring and dull as being dead, the contrary is actually true as we shall prove below. This article will focus on the ten fun things that you can do in the absence of your phone. We are betting you cannot wait to go through the list.
10. Sleep : Smart Phone Free Activities
It is one thing that medical science has proven that sleeping with a cellphone under your pillow is not a good thing, but it is a whole other thing that sleeping with your cellphone standing guard. We are all aware of that annoying feeling we get when we hear the sound of the alarm. So much so that if you really want to hate a song, you can put it as the alarm tone in your cellphone. So the first phone-free fun that you can indulge in is sleeping without putting an alarm and also, putting your phone into silent mode. Wake up naturally and you will feel blessed in the truest sense of the word.
We are all in the habit of running with our ear phones plugged into our ears and the music blaring at a high volume. We have even seen memes of the time when people forget to take their headphones to the gym, it is considered nothing short of a catastrophe. It might sound impossible to achieve but for once, try going to a run or go the gym without the music on. You will enjoy the feeling of relief and lightness come over you.
8. Use Your Pen
Our elders and teachers used to say that when you write down something, you remember it for longer periods of time. These days we are in the habit of making our to-do lists on our smart phones and the app-designers cashed in on this by launching several interactive apps which make our list making requirements. But for once, why not try and take a page out of a note and write down your to-do list the old style. You will feel accomplished, trust us.
7. Read a Real Book
The next phone free fun on our list is that of reading a book. If you are in the habit of reading e-books on your smart phone then you must obviously be an avid reader. And it also means that before the launch of smart phones, you used to pick up physical books and read them. Can you looks us in the screen and tell you that you do not miss the feeling of real paper in your hands and the smell of books? You can’t and we know it so ditch your phone for once and pick up a real book.
6. Sunrise Sunset – Sunrise Sunset
We are sure that the title of this point has not given away a hint of what comes next on our list of phone free fun. But here is the deal, wait to watch a sunrise or a sunset and do not take out your phone. These days we have gotten into the awful habit of looking at something beautiful and instead of enjoying the beauty, we busy ourselves in capturing it. What is worst is we completely ruin the whole image by trying to make it even more perfect by using various editing tools on our smart phones just so that the image looks beautiful on Instagram or Facebook. A beautiful sunrise and/or sunset will not wait for you, enjoy it with our own eyes not that of the screen.