What To Do During A Tech-Free Weekend

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We all know that it is 2017 and we are pretty dependent on our devices and technology. It makes our lives so much easier, but it also can add in so many distractions. Back in elementary school before I had any of my own devices, I used to spend hours playing outside with my BFF and neighbor, and I would read a few books each week because that was what I did during my spare time. Tech-free weekends have been getting a lot of chatter recently, and I wanted to join in on the challenge. It is definitely a challenge to be off your devices for even a few hours, but it is also very shocking to see how attached we are to them.

Sometime in the last year, I did a tech-free day. For me, this just means not using my phone and computer but if you watch a lot of TV you will probably want to include that as well. I remember that day I ended up being really productive, and I ended the day feeling relaxed and happy. One of the goals on my new 101 in 1001 list is to have a tech-free weekend. This is really hard when I am in school since so many of my assignments are on my computer. I will most likely end up doing it on a break or next summer due to this. But I also realized I will need to go into it with a plan on what to do during all of my free time!

1. Go on a hike
2. Go on a bike ride
3. Play a sport
4. Read a book
5. Organize your closet
6. Clean your house
7. Try a new restaurant in town
8. Make a new recipe (but use a cookbook or print it out ahead of time!)
9. Go bowling
10. Play mini golf
11. Go on a picnic
12. Do a DIY project
13. Paint something
14. Plan for the week ahead (meals, outfits, etc.)
15. Go to the beach or a lake (or ice skating or sledding if it is winter!)
16. Catch up with a friend in person
17. Go to a museum or festival
18. Find someplace in town you have never been to before
19. Go stargazing
20. Have a barbecue
21. Journal
22. Play with your pets or kids
23. Organize photos or make a scrapbook
24. Paint your nails
25. Practice a new hair style
26. If you play an instrument, practice a song you know
27. Clean out your desk
28. Go to a local farmer's market
29. Find the best donuts in town (or ice cream, cookies, etc.)
30. Take a bubble bath
31. Work on your bullet journal (if you don't have one and want to start, checkout my tips!)
32. Go for a drive
33. Teach your pet a new trick
34. Color in a coloring book
35. Do a puzzle


Do you have any other ideas that don't involve your phone, computer, or TV? Share in the comments!
xo, Scarlett

Written by Scarlett for The Trendy Chick 

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