(or just any screen in general)
Truth be told, everyone’s on their phones. The girl on the elevator, the man who walked past you, and even your mom on the dining table.
We are all facing a screen almost 24/7, and we are struggling to stay away from it! I am guilty of this, of course, that’s why I made a list of things that we can do that help us stay away from our screens (phones, tablets, ipads, tv).
The goal here is to rest your eyes, keep you away from radiation and whatever you’re exposed to when using gadgets.
This list consist of productive, fun and low-cost to no spending activities! (I gotchu and your wallet 😉)
Alright, enough intro. Let’s get it!
1 Write a to-do list
Do this on actual paper, not on your phone. This really helps you get things done!
2 Listen to a podcast or audio book while something productive
4 Make your bed
5 Have a cup of coffee
Without the use of phone please!
6 Read the actual newspaper
You can do this while drinking your coffee.
7 Make a bucket list of things you wanna do before you reach your 50’s
8 Rearrange your furniture
9 Clean your house
Tip: Focus on different parts of the house for each day of the week. For example — the kitchen on Monday, the living room on Tuesday, and so on.
10 Marie Kondo your stuff
Keep the things that spark joy in your life, and donate the stuff that you’re willing and ready to let go of.
11 Wipe clean your walls
12 Dust off the little things in your house
13 Do laundry
14 Change your sheets
15 Check your food and label them with their expiry dates
16 List down the things you need to get at the grocery store or some house supplies you’re running out of
17 Wash your car
19 Yoga at home
21 Go swimming
Okay, this might require a screen, but just make sure you have a good distance from it 🙂
24 Play with your pet
25 Bathe and feed your pet
26 Teach your pet a new trick
27 Bullet Journaling
If you’re up for anything aesthetically pleasing and creatively putting your life on paper, you better try this one! This will surely make you forget that you have a phone.
Print out old photos or gather your Polaroids and put them together according to category like your latest travel, a scrapbook of you and your friends, or your last birthday.
30 Do some calligraphy
31 Practice painting
32 Try cross stitch/quilting/crochet
33 Plan your next travel and put it on paper
34 Make an inspiration board
35 Create a DIY project
36 Say a short prayer
37 Read a book
This is another activity that requires a screen, but it helps to wear your anti-radiation glasses and again distance yourself from the TV/tablet/ipad. I don’t know about you but I get so lost in what I’m watching that I forget about my phone!
39 Take an online class
40 Learn a new hobby
41 Update your budget plan
42 Bake some sweets
43 Cook something you’ve never cooked before
Try doing a keto/vegan/pescetarian dish for a change. I tried making choco banana overnight oats and I really like it!
44 Experiment with different coffee concoctions at home
45 Invite some people over
46 Play video games
For the 3rd time, wear your anti-rad glasses and don’t stay too near the screen! At least it keeps you from scrolling through social media and checking for notifications every minute, right?
47 Play board games with your friends/family
Get your Monopoly or Snakes & Ladders out from hiding!
48 Color/dye your hair
49 Sort out all your makeup
50 Play with makeup
51 Paint your nails
52 Wear your high school uniform
53 Mix and match clothes
54 Have a mini photo shoot
55 Practice photography
56 Print old and/or new photos
57 Frame photos and update your gallery wall
58 Create some flat lays
59 Alter the clothes you hid in your closet
60 Upcycle old stuff/furniture and give it a new life
61 Play some solitaire
62 Try pancake art
63 Do a whisper challenge with your brother/sister
64 Play the piano
Learn a part of your favorite song, or make your own.
65 Achieve the yoga challenge with someone
66 Go biking
67 Appreciate the sky
68 Bask under the sun
Make sure you have your sunblock on!
69 Look at the sunrise/sunset
70 Cut your nails
71 Have a massage
72 Make yourself a smoothie
73 Take time with your skincare
Don’t rush it and relax as you wash and moisturize. Take your time!
74 Play calm music, light up a scented candle and rest your eyes as you have a face mask on
75 List the things that you are grateful for
76 Organize your desk
You might wanna read this blog post of ours in case you missed it!
77 Redecorate your bedroom
78 Take out the trash
79 Separate m&m’s by color because why not
80 Put aesthetic labels on your organization containers
81 Have an arm wrestling challenge with your siblings
82 Try out snacks you’ve never tried before
83 Take a nap
84 Go out to dinner with some friends
85 Answer brain games on paper
This includes sudoku, word search, cross word puzzles!
86 Pour yourself a glass of wine
87 Reflect on life
You may or may not do this while drinking a glass of wine.
88 Talk to someone
When’s the last time you had a real and/or deep conversation with someone?
89 Write an entry in your diary/journal.
Talk about your day, give a life update, anything.
90 Learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube
91 Play the guitar/ukulele
92 Go to the gym
93 Write a short story
Test your skills in storytelling through written words!
94 Do a viral dance challenge just for fun
Have you seen the Tiktok video of the girl cry-dancing to Obsessed by Mariah Carey??
95 Go through your old paperwork from school if you still have them.
See how well or how bad you did before and just laugh it off!
96 Read a magazine
97 Count how many hangers you have 😂
98 Doodle something
100 Sleep early
Well, get off the screen now and do one of these things!
Here I am reading the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur. It’s soooo good, you guys should read it if you haven’t yet!
Always keep your sunny side up!
the other girl under the sun