Can you imagine only a day without using your mobile phone or switching the light on? It is hard even to imagine. Isn’t it?
What if I say that you can spend at least a day without using technological gadgets and instead gift yourself a day with some beautiful experiences? After all, people had lived such a life long before all the technological gadgets took control of our lives.
In the 21st century, it is hard to imagine a life without technology that has become the heart and soul of the whole world. It has become such an integral part of life that it is impossible to think of life without it.
But would not it be a great idea if we set out to practice at least one day every month to live our life without the help of technology?
Living a day without using technology will allow us to see the world differently. Moreover, it will prepare us to confront any alarming situation like a natural calamity that may occur in the future. After all, we never know what kind of plan nature has for us.
You will gain some ideas throughout this article, and by applying some of these ideas, you can have a fantastic day even without a gadget gifted by technological innovation.
Let’s assume a day without technology and try to live that day to the fullest. By applying the following ideas, you can dodge technology for a day and have a wonderful experience.
A Day Without Using Technology
You can do the following activities without using technology and make your life unique even for a day. By indulging yourself in the following activities, you can have a distinctive but wonderful experience.
1. Spend Time With Nature
To spend time amidst nature being away from technology is an unbeatable idea to have mental peace. You can go for a trip to a nearby place covered with a beautiful stream with pristine water and lush green valleys filled with flowers of different colours under an azure blue sky.
You can even indulge in activities like trekking, hiking, and rafting. By doing such activities, you can have a wonderful time amidst nature.
2. Do Meditation
Regular mundane activities take a toll on our mental health. Even for a few minutes, doing meditation can give you respite from all the stress and tensions. You can do meditation even at your own home or visit a peaceful place or a realistic view.
There are many different ways of doing meditation. You can prefer with what you feel comfortable. You can do meditation by concentrating on your breath or visualizing a picture. When you meditate, you can spend time with yourself. It helps you to attain the mental peace we all need.
3. Play Games
You can play your favourite game with your loved ones or friends. Play such a game that does not need any technical gadgets. You can play badminton, table tennis, chess, and football. It will give you so much relaxation. Moreover, playing with your family or friends will strengthen your emotional bond with them.
4. Spend Time With Children
Children are one of the most beautiful things in this world. When you see their innocent faces and agility, you forget your pain and suffering. Spending a few hours with children will give you so much energy to live your life positively. While interacting with them, you will learn many things from these children.
From the children, you will learn how to be happy and grateful for what you have at present, smile, and enjoy the present moment.
5. Talk to Loved Ones
You get very little time to talk to your family member, being at the helm of responsibility. It is an irony that although you work hard to make your family happy, you hardly know what they want from you.
When you find time to talk to your children or partner, you know them well. So, talk to them instead of getting busy with gadgets. They deserve your love and support; show them that you love them. In addition, it will strengthen the bond of love between you and your loved ones.
6. Read a Good Book
You can indeed learn many things by using technology. But, when you try to learn something from your mobile phone or laptop, you often get distracted, and your concentration level drops. However, when you read books, you can have better concentration. When you read the book, your patience remains intact, and your eyes are not damaged. Therefore read a good book at least once a month.
7. Arrange a Picnic
Instead of spending time watching movies or surfing on the net, you can plan a picnic with your family or close friends. It will help you to spend quality time with your favourite people. Find a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by natural views and spend time with your folks.
8. Do Social Service Work
There are many social service works. But you can choose what you would prefer to do. Social service works include visiting an orphanage, providing food to poor people, cleaning nearby churches, visiting hospitals, and serving patients. Doing these works will feel mental satisfaction that leads you to happiness.
9. Spend Time With Pet
Pets are also like our family. If you have a pet, perhaps, you are the lucky one. Spending some time with your pets will also decrease your stress. They are the perfect source of your happiness. Their playful nature will never let you get bored. Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to spend some quality time with your little kitten or puppy.
10. Follow a Hobby
Do you have work that you like to do during your free time? If so, you are truly blessed; many people do not even know what they like to do!
Do whatever you like to do. Do your favourite activity being away from technology. It may include gardening, singing, painting, dancing, and writing. But remember that it should not be associated with technology.
Benefits of a Day Without Technology
Can you have an idea how much beneficial it will be if you can eliminate technology for a day and spend it in many different ways that have been mentioned above? So then, let’s dive deep into the benefits you can have in your life.
1. Gain Self Confidence
By dodging technology for a day, you will gain a lot of self-confidence. With technological advancement, we have wholly started to rely on technology. Even with a single click on our mobile phones, we get what we want right. This habit has led us to believe that we can not live without such a facility.
2. Feel Close to Nature
When you spend time amidst nature, your mind becomes peaceful, and you feel close to nature. Moreover, when you spend some time in a peaceful environment, you get a chance to understand yourself by talking to yourself. You can plan something about your future. Or you can decide by analyzing a situation. You will be able to focus more in such an environment. Therefore, it helps you to reduce stress.
3. Feel Close to Loved Ones
When you stop using technology like the internet, television, and social media, you can spend time with your loved ones. When you talk to them, get closer to them. When you share your feelings with them, you feel relaxed. By talking to them, you can resolve any difficulty efficiently.
4. Realise the Exact Use
When you ditch technology for a day, you closely get to know both pros and cons. Because without practicing, we can only assume but don’t feel the exact situation. When we do it practically, we will understand it better, and we can curb overusing any technological product in our daily lives.
5. Lethargy Will Go Away
When we stop using technology for a day, we will realize our real potential. We will also realize the natural beauty of life and be able to enjoy real happiness. We will learn to enjoy a day without depending on any external source. We will also have physical exercise. Thus we will feel active and inspired to do our work without depending on others.
6. Mental Well-being
By not using technology for a day, we will be able to take care of our mental well-being. We will stop comparing our natural world to the virtual world. We will also realize how important our natural world is. After all, we will get a chance to be grateful in the real sense for what we originally had.
After learning and realizing the benefits and the ways to practice such a special day, you can now plan to live such a day. It does not matter whether you will enjoy such a day or not but it will teach you many things. So set your goal and try to live such a unique but one of the most relaxing days. Let’s have a unique but wonderful time and build a habit of spending such a day at least once a month.