It can't be denied that the digital world has taken over our entire life step by step. Phone, laptop, and mobile networks make internet connection easier for us. On one hand, it's convenient with it we can keep us stay on top of work emails and social media's never-ending updates at any time. But on one hand, it occupies almost all our time. We will find it hard to switch off, even on vacation.
So it's very necessary for us to learn how to unplug ourselves from all the chaos and relax for a while. In this post, we will share 8 tips for how to keep away from online life, disconnect and relax, especially during vacation.
1. HOLD AN UNPLUGGED VACATION
An unplugged vacation is a perfect time to put those screens away, “detox” yourself and your family from electronic devices. You and your family can get a relaxing time, share our love with the important people in our lives, and form more precious memories with each other.
But even in an unplugged vacation, it’s not realistic to unplug everyone forever. We need to make some rules.
2. LEAVE THE GADGETS AT HOME OR HOTEL
You can try to leave your Smartphone at home or the hotel when you leave for the day during vacation, and take the landline at your rustic cabin or the front desk of your hotel as an emergency contact number. If you can find an old phone (not a Smartphone and still works), good news, you can take it with you.
3. CUT OFF CELLULAR DATA
If you can't stand living without your Smartphone or must keep your phone with you to make sure you can get in touch in case of emergency. On this occasion, you can shut down your cellular data to keep unplug.
4. TURN OFF SOCIAL MEDIA NOTIFICATIONS
Turn off social media notifications, and spend time interacting with loved ones. Once you turn off the post notifications, you’ll not check your phone so frequently, and be less likely to immerse yourself in the endless news updates of social media.
5. UNINSTALL APPS
The more apps on your phone, the more time you spend on it. So check your phone and try to uninstall these apps that not useful or the most one you spend time on it.
Now we have enough time to spend with family and friends. It's time to plan family activities to keep your family fell funny.
6. CAMPING TRIP
Having a camping trip with family is certainly a rewarding experience, which can help you spend quality time to strengthen your relationship. Communication is essential, you need to make the plan together, agreeing on where to go and what to bring, and spend the entire trip together, enjoy the journey and planning, as all of them will make you know each other better, and strengthen the link between each other.
7. HIKING ON A BEAUTIFUL TRAIL
Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Not only funny, but hiking is also a healthy activity. While enjoying the beauty of nature, by hiking you can build strength in your quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs, strengthen your core, improve balance, help control your weight, and boost your mood.
8. JUST RELAX
Farewell to the noise of the city，enter real nature life. Breathe a good ole’ breathe of fresh air. It’s so refreshing. Plus you can sit a chair outside and stare at the glimmering stars until the break of dawn...all of them will make you relax. In fact, just looking at the green on trees can actually bring you peace of heart and body.
In modern life, it‘s really a challenge to keep unplugged. But we have to do so. Every small change can push us to finish the goal. Unplug more time, live better.