The warmer months are perfect for spending less time online and more time outside in the sunshine. It can be so easy to spend most of our free time on our phone or computer (I do this a bit too much), but taking time to unplug is always a good idea. I thought I would share a few of my favorite things to do this summer that doesn’t involve being online + a few tips!
Nature is the best for helping me be in the present moment and it always is the perfect reminder of all the simple beauty surrounding us. If hiking is something you love than I highly suggest going for a few hikes this summer. But even something as simple as going for a walk every day can be good for the soul. And if you’re just not really a nature person, you can always try having lunch outside a few times a week or reading a book outside.
One of the best ways to not be tempted to pick up your phone is to find a hobby or something you enjoy doing that requires your full attention. This could be anything from gardening, baking, drawing, painting, reading, and so much more!
Spend some quality time this summer with some of your favorite people. Go out for lunch, have a picnic in a park, do some window shopping, or just have a chat with some tea or coffee. One thing I’ve been doing a lot this summer is organizing and decluttering with my mom. It’s perfect because I don’t feel the need to look at my phone + I’m getting rid of what I no longer need!
It can sometimes be hard not to subconsciously pick up your phone to check it throughout the day. To help, set aside a few hours each day where you are not on your phone. I personally do this in the afternoon, but it could be whenever is best for your schedule. If you can, put your phone in a different room and leave it there for an hour or two.
There’s nothing wrong with spending time online getting inspired, learning, being entertained, working, or whatever else you like to do. But there’s so much of the world happening around us that we are missing when we spend too much time online. (Almost) everything is good in moderation. So take some time this summer to soak up the sunshine!
I’d love to know what you enjoy doing during the warmer months!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!