Being Offline

Last Update: August 14, 2021

Can You Be Offline and Still Enjoy Yourself?

It seems everyone is getting addicted to technology these days. Some of us are so addicted to our devices that taking a break leaves us feeling lonely even while with a crowd. We have become so attached to our phones or any other devices that we feel unsettled and funny unless we get connected to our devices 24/7.

I traveled last week with my family to Florida. Unfortunately, the hotel we lodged charges so outrageously for its internet services. So you can imagine how that went. The result was that I could not work online. I was forced to be offline for days! And that was not pleasant the first day. I have to make a choice. I chose to be offline instead to interact with my family intimately.

We know how difficult it is for many of us to get offline. But the point is that if we want to recover from the tech addiction, we have to determine to be offline intentionally; it will not kill us. It could be a little tough during the first few hours as you will compulsively want to check your WattSap, email, or other social media accounts. But if you can resist the urge and engage with other people, you will be fine.

I tell you, if you can resist the urge, just like fasting, you will be ok later; you will find out that you will have uninterrupted time to redirect your mind to relate with yourself better or have quality time with other family members and concentrate.

I discovered that being offline will enable you to think deeply and reflectively about other important issues about your life, family, and future outside business matters. At first, there will be a surge of good ideas, thoughts, and plans. Then, you can jot them down as they flow through your mind.

Are you planning on taking a vacation soon? How attached are you to your phone or laptop? Do you think you can survive and enjoy your day without any of them? Do you think it is a useful idea to live intentionally for a whole day without the distractions of social media noises? I know that we are all busy with our online business and social activities, then imagine how you will feel being offline for days.

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Jenell44 Premium
Indeed it is a wonderful feeling to be offline. Check out my post about the experience . It was entirely refreshing!
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Linda103 Premium
It's all about balance,I agree Sara.
If anyone finds it tough to take a few hours off from tech and are horrified at the thought of a day or more away from it, that's a possible addiction.
Time off brings you back fresh and ready to do more. Having time with loved ones is revitalising and necessary.
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favorme Premium
Linda, thank you so much for strengthening my thought and putting it in very simple but direct terms. How I wish that everybody will read this wise comment.
Thanks a lot for your candid comment.
Have a great week ahead!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
I think we could never make the choice, so it's good when it's forced on us. My mobile froze on me the other day when I was out walking and took a good half hour of pressing the on off button to get it going again. And I was stressed at thought of no phone. How sad was that
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Newme202 Premium
I can
Each week the family plays dominoes for 4-5 hours at least twice
Other times we play other board games or just engage in normal.conversation
So much fun and away from all the technology too
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favorme Premium
Simone, that's wonderful, thanks for your practical contribution. Indeed, making quality time investments in our children, and family remains the best investments we can make. I'm glad to know that you have created such a life plan for you and your family. Keep it up; because, with the way things are going, if people don't prioritize their lives' activities, they will drift far from what real life is about. We can determine when and how to use all the devices we possess.
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Newme202 Premium
Absolutely agree, Sarah
Years from now on, we will be able to see the full effects of all the devices that we are now using
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IamTracy Premium
A great message. Glad you took the opportunity to embrace some offline time. I had an off grid week last month and it was a great way to recharge the batteries. Like our devices we all need that from time to time.

Tracy
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favorme Premium
Tracy, that's so true, and you used the correct word "recharge"; because it is in the process of recharging that we will realize what is missing in certain areas of our life.
The point is, our lives need a recharge from time to time if we really want to remain healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Thanks so much for your candid comment.
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IamTracy Premium
You're welcome and absolutely, so very true Sara.
Blessings
Tracy
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