Creative ways to use your time … that don’t include technology.

Ever feel burnt out?

This feeling can often accompany an overuse of technology. Instead of letting yourself walk around like a robot, disconnected to the world around you, give yourself a break. Allow yourself to unwind from technology and relax with friends or by yourself.

1. Write a L E T T E R showing gratitude to someone who has impacted you. This low cost activity is a great way to strengthen a relationship. It shows the person you’re thankful for the impact they’ve had on your life and gives you an awesome distraction from technology.

2. Have a Dinner P A R T Y. This can be as costly as you chose but it’s a great way to connect with new friends and fill up someone’s stomach! While you have the option to do filet mignon following escargot, a more cost effective choice is simply spaghetti. If you really want to add to the evening, invite friends to help you cook or pitch in for groceries.

3. Take the fun O U T S I D E. Investing in hammocks is a great way to get the group out of the house and into nature. It’s an easy way to spend time together and not have to spend money each time you go out. Hammocks are also a great place to read a book, take a nap, or simply enjoy some alone time.

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Fall weather makes for a great time to enjoy a book in a hammock

Are you ready to take a break? Hitting the refresh button on life only takes a few minutes and can help relieve those feelings of burnout that often accompany an overuse of technology!

This blog was written by Lee University Senior Public Relations student and @escthemachine staff, Alyssa Durham. She can be reached via email at adurha00@leeu.edu.

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