Jared and I recently teamed up with West Elm to compile a short list of ways to unplug at home. With busy (and unpredictable) schedules, we’ve learned that our time together at home must be quality time together. And whether we admit it or not, quality time isn’t easily achieved if we are constantly checking our digital devices. For us, it oftentimes takes putting our phones (ergh, my phone) in another room. In a world that is seemingly functionless without Facebook, Google, and more, it’s so important to intentionally detach our minds, imaginations, and time from wifi. Below are a few ways Jared and I unplug at home.
We connect with others through snail mail.
We spend time planning our next trip.
We share phone-free meals. We have a “no phone at the table” rule at home.
We remember our bookshelves.
We have LOTS of movie nights.
What are some ways you unplug at home? I would love to hear. As thankful as I am for global connectivity and media presence, I want to be intentional about stepping away often to allow for authentic creativity, peace of mind, and downtime.
See and read more about unplugging on West Elm’s blog, Front + Main.