Turn off your social media

Turn off your social media

How often have you been on social media today? Just to check the latest Insta pictures or some new recipes on Pinterest. Maybe you, like us, were bored in a meeting and checked your personal emails? Social media can be a great distraction.

Unfortunately, it also distracts from life. You may argue that social media is life. Yes, it’s become part of life, however shouldn’t BE life. 

Because of that, September is the no scroll month. It’s a great time to turn off screen time and to evaluate social media’s influence in your life. Could you benefit from some time off social media? If you’re like us, some extra time off won’t hurt.

But what to do instead? Sometimes, you just run out of ideas what else to do. Our phones have become an extension of our hand. We’ve thus collected 40 activities that don’t involve a screen.

  1. Bake an apple cake
  2. Delete blurred photos
  3. Repot your plants
  4. Winterise your garden or dust off your garden furniture (if you’re in our region)
  5. Take a course
  6. Hang up some pictures
  7. Volunteer at a local charity
  8. Read a book
  9. Take a long bath
  10. Go for a walk
  11. Declutter a drawer
  12. Work out in the gym
  13. Make some jam
  14. Meet a friend for a coffee
  15. Write a letter to a friend
  16. Visit the zoo
  17. Try out the adventure hiking trail
    Catch up with a friend no social media
  18. Get a manicure and/or pedicure
  19. Listen to an audio book
  20. Meditate
  21. Build some Lego sculptures
  22. Solve a jigsaw
  23. Paint freestyle
  24. Ride your bike
  25. Get a massage
  26. File your recipes
  27. Take the recycling out
  28. Review which clothes still fit your kids
  29. Dance
  30. Have a nap
  31. Play some karaoke
  32. Do a soduku
  33. Play hide and seek
  34. Host a murder mystery dinner
  35. Walk along the beach
  36. Do a facial and/or hair mask
  37. Try a new recipe
  38. Have a chat with your neighbour
  39. Write a journal
  40. Pet an animal

We’re now off to meet our friend and try out a new restaurant. The phone will stay in our handbag as there’s so much to catch up on.

What’s your favourite way to turn off social media?

Until next time,


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