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The Three Best Ways to Digress From Technology for the Weekend

In today’s busy world, technology is all around us and seems to be becoming a bigger part of our lives everyday. Be honest, how many times do you browse Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on a daily basis? I know I do it multiple times a day, even at work (shhh don’t tell my boss). Although more people are getting “plugged in” when when it comes to technology, it’s always a good idea to take a step back and refresh your senses. Need some tips to get started? Here are three ways to achieve this by this weekend!

Lace Up Those Hiking Boots

Instead of viewing pictures of the great outdoors on Instagram, it might be a good idea to take a hike and experience nature with a firsthand experience! Taking a hike, whether it's on a vacation or in your local area, is a great way to unwind and put things into perspective. Not only will you be able to reconnect with nature, but you’ll be able to refresh your senses have a sense of accomplishment after your adventure. Do yourself one better and invite your friends or family along, hikes make for a great bonding experience.

Re-imagine Your Weekend Entertainment

If you’re like most people, the majority of your reading and other media influence comes from the Internet or while watching TV. However, this weekend why not attain this influence in a different form? Visiting your local museum to view works of art is much more refreshing than just reading about them online. You might even learn about some similar pieces that spark your interest. Instead of just watching a movie on Netflix, why not see which local play is in town just to change things up? They make for a unique experience and can even be a great alternative date night! You can also reimagine your entertainment this weekend by simply just reading a book. There's something about turning a page that just doesn't give your the same feel as swiping left or right. You might even find that once you pick up a book, you might not be able to put it down!

Turn Off Those Devices

Whatever plans you may have for the weekend, try and go old school by leaving your phone at home for a change. Often times, many people are so focused on connecting through social media, that they miss what is right in front of them. Go out and enjoy an old fashioned baseball game, night out on the town or any fun activity with your family or friends. You might find that your attention to detail picks up with your conversation and surroundings and can make for a better bonding experience with both those around you and with yourself as well!

Ryan Shatto
Outdoor Adventure Specialist
Forever Resorts


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