3 Ways to Balance Disconnecting from Technology3 Ways to Balance Disconnecting from Technology
This week we’re sharing ways you can disconnect yourself from technology to reconnect with people who really matter in life. It’s easy to say you’re going to disconnect from technology to make more time for real life interactions, but because technology has become such an integral part of our lives, it’s easier said than done.
Nothing can replace the value spending quality time with friends and family. Our obsession with technology causes us to be distracted from interacting with people right in front of us because we constantly have the urge to check our devices. Here are 3 ways you can balance limiting technology and giving the special people in your life your undivided attention when it matters.
1. Only check and respond to emails twice a day.
It’s important to respond to emails in a timely manner, but constantly refreshing your inbox isn’t necessary. Check your emails in the morning, and then again mid-day.
2. Limit your social media use to 30 minutes a day.
Most people argue that the reason they constantly use social media is to stay ‘updated’ with what’s going on in the world. If you must use social media every single day, dedicate 30 minutes to catching up with your followers or posting statuses, and then log off. Continuous scrolling for hours a day wastes more time than you realize.
3. Make time for fun activities.
The best way to disconnect from technology to connect with the people who matter is to get out of the house and make time for fun, lighthearted activities that make you forget about what’s going on online. Of course, classes at Pinot’s Palette provide both an entertaining and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a date night or girls night out. When you go out for fun activities, cut your devices off.
Make it a point to Disconnect to Reconnect this week! If you have other ways that have helped you balance technology use in your life, feel free to share tips on our Facebook page.