Tips for Unplugging

It’s not unusual to hear the term unplug. It’s commonly understood by most people that there is a pressing need to pull our noses out of whatever keeps us scrolling for hours and spend time in a media-free space. But, we don’t actually do, at least not enough.

Unplugging sounds nice, and plans might even be made to find time for it. But then the week gets rolling and our scheduled unplugged time get brushed under the rug. Maybe you’re great about setting this time aside each week, but I know I definitely could make this more of a priority.

Here are a few tips for making the most of your “unplugged” time!

1.     Get outside

Most of our time is probably spent in doors, so spending an hour or two outdoors will make this time feel even more set aside and peaceful. Finding a local park or a special spot outside of your home can make this time of unplugging so refreshing. Nature is one of God’s wonderful creations, so it is through nature that God teaches and speaks to us. We can clearly see the character of God through the work of his hands.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

2.     Phone on airplane mode

Really, I mean this is the whole point of unplugging. It truly is refreshing to know that no email, text, call or post call pull you away from resting mentally and enjoying the outdoors.

3.     Pack a meal

Personally, I’m hungry every two to three hours. So, I know that I will make the most of my time if I bring a meal or snack with me. If you’re heading to the park or just spending some time on your back porch, keep it simple and bring your go-to meals or try a fun new recipe like this one or this one!

4.     Plan out your time

Being intentional with your time is super important. Maybe you want to spend your entire time reflecting, listening or in prayer. Or maybe you want to study a certain passage in scripture, write in your journal or catch up on the book (or one of the many books) that has been sitting on your night stand.

I hope you find time this week to unplug and I hope you leave that time rested, recharged and empowered to take on the rest of the week!!! You won't regret it!