As we enter the holiday season and spend time with our loved ones or enjoy the holiday season alone, you may also be looking for ways to disconnect from the overwhelming bright screens that come from our many devices. To help with this, Temple Indigo has created a list of screen-free ways to unplug during the holidays after a year of Zoom calls, FaceTimes, and social media scrolling as we connected on a virtual level.
- Take a walk with no devices:
Yes, I know it may be chilly or even freezing in your area, but try your best to take a walk and get some fresh air- even if it is only for a few minutes.
- Color, paint, or draw
Unlock your creative juices and give yourself an immediate de-stresser by painting or drawing.
Here are a few links to downloadable black-owned coloring sheets:
Journaling is a great way to tap into selfcare and offer a needed release, check out this article for five ways to use a journal that don’t include a “dear diary”.
this article for five ways to use a journal that don’t include a “dear diary”.
- Cook something (with a cookbook or from memory)
Try your best to cook from memory or write down your favorite recipe before cooking and then store your devices away while you prepare and eat your meal.
- Read an Actual Book
- The City We Became by N.K. Jemison
- So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith
- Grown by Tiffany B. Jackson
- Lay down and do nothing
Girl, just unwind. Literally do nothing, whether this is reflecting while music plays in the background or going full out mediation mode. Just relax.
- Challenge yourself reach out to people without screens (send a letter/card/gift)
This is such a great way, to not only give you screen-free time but urge other people to do the same!
How are you planning to unplug this holiday season? Let us know in the comments, sis!