30 Nov The art of unplugging
With the rise of social media we are so caught up in capturing moments that we forget to actually live in them. Being a blogger, I’m guilty of this. I’m always snapchatting, tying to capture the perfect image for Instagram, tweeting my thoughts, or vlogging my every move. It’s exhausting. It’s draining. And in the midst of trying to document my life…I’ve found that I’m not actually living it. Below are 4 things I do to unplug and soak up more of life.
1- Go places alone– when I’m with my friends I’m talking, I’m laughing, and I’m not fully immersed in my environment. I find that when I’m solo I’m more aware of the unique things surrounding me. Take yourself on a date. Revel in the awesome tastes and smells of food without the distraction of conversation (I promise it tastes better)
2- Stay off of social media– how can you be paying attention to the experiences in front of you if your eyes are glued to a screen soaking up other people’s adventures? Put the phone down and pick your life up
3- Take it slow- Walk slower. Drive Slower. Eat slower. Bask in the greatness of everything around you. When you slow down, you absorb more of what’s going on around you.
4- Take photos- I take photos of everything. All the time. A photo is a memory captured forever. When I’m no longer in a moment I’ll reflect using pictures.
What ways do you guys unplug from the digital world?