Okay, folks. G and I have been way too “plugged-in” lately. Whether it be Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or website browsing, we can’t seem to just get off of our technology. That’s why I’m so excited to get away this weekend– we’ll be getting off our phones/laptops/iPad and getting back into nature and just spending some good quality time together, which I couldn’t be more excited about! That’s when it came to me– should it really take a vacation to make this happen? I don’t think so.
I bring to you:
Yes, people, nature. It still exists and it is so beautiful! Some of my favorite outdoor activities include hiking, kayaking and parking myself on a towel at the beach. If you want to ease into things, try a walk around the block with a friend or a picnic in the park!
I don’t know about you, but I love getting lost in a book. I think everything about it is great. Being able to transport to another time, another place, it’s something truly magical. Looking for a good book? Try: What Should I Read Next? It’s a website that recommends a book for you based on prior reads.
You’ve probably heard me say it before, but there’s few things I love more than receiving snail mail– and sending it! Make someone’s day and write them a letter, send a post card or pick-up something small at the store to show someone you miss that you’re thinking about them.
There are so many to try and so little time! Doesn’t everyone love to eat? Try out these Peanut Butter Carmel Shortbread Bars, Amy’s Greek Yogurt Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes or these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. When you’re done (and have some stored away for yourself) deliver them to your friends, family and neighbors. Let them know they’re appreciated, and give them the gift of deliciousness!
Paint your nails! This is something that, admittedly, I never seem to get around to. Every time I look down at my nails typing on my keyboard, I wish I had made the time. Make the time for yourself and post a pic on Twitter for me to see!
Do you have “unplugged” time? What do you do to get away from technology?