Staying Connected in a World Full of ‘Connection’
Have you ever noticed that after a while of scrolling through feeds and feeds of social media, you begin to feel.. Well, disconnected? Although sites like Facebook can make us feel connected, think about what you’re really doing on those sites. Most likely you’re scrolling through endless pointless statuses, liking photos you don’t really like, and clicking through other peoples selfies aimlessly. Here’s some tips to feel more alive.
1. Technology detox.
A friend told me about this when I was feeling particularly anxious. I turned off all my devices for two hours and did something else (taking a bath, drawing, reading, writing) and it worked wonders.
2. Dive into the ocean. (Or a pool.)
If you have an ocean or a pool available TAKE ADVANTAGE. Jumping into water will refresh you, I prefer the ocean because of the salt water benefits but either will be okay!
3. Call a friend.
Sometimes you just need to hear someone’s voice instead of texting them. Try it more often!
4. Just get up and explore. Most cities have a Chinatown and Little Italy which are great places to explore and try different cuisines, and see different kinds of culture.
5. Go for a hike or walk WITHOUT YOUR PHONE. Oftentimes we have good intentions while working out but our phones can stop the mental clarity that working out usually ensures. Ditch the phone (or turn it on airplane mode and bring it with you for photos.)
By Parker / Photo by @parkerjayp
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