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28 amazing ways to unplug from technology.

At the tender age of six, the creative fire lit within & I discovered stationery.

The internet wasn’t around when I was a kid, and you know what? I’m so happy about that. I experienced life. I knew what it was like to be bored and have to make my own fun. I immersed myself in creative projects such as drawing and cooking. And I played outside in the fresh air from dusk until dawn.

Reflection aside, I have a confession to make. Until last year I didn’t know of the stationery company Rhodia! Tsk tsk!

Through the process of intuitive browsing, where I click on web links solely based on their immediate visual appeal, I discovered the Rhodia Think Offline movement.

The philosophy is simple – unplug from technology and re-emerge in real time living.

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Another catalyst for change?

I’ve got a motto: “Intend. Act. Receive.” And being quite a reflective and visual person, I am inspired to evolve through visual imagery. Quotes, positive posters and artistic photography are excellent fodder for my soul, how about you?

So when you take The Think Offline Movement, and add a Leo Babauta reflection to the equation, what do you get?

  • Inspired action?
  • Mirrored unconscious reflection?
  • A glaringly obvious need to unplug?

I’m taking all of the above as my answer, and giving you visual responses with minimal words! Images are captured by yours truly, except for the quotations and posters.

Here’s 28 ways that you can unplug from technology & create more space for creativity in your life.

1. Find shapes in the clouds & watch them pass you as you lie on a soft patch of grass.
1. Find shapes in the clouds & watch them pass you as you lie on a soft patch of grass.
2. Catch the sun setting & share it with someone special.
2. Catch the sun setting & share it with someone special.
3. Gaze at the fallen leaves.
3. Gaze at the fallen leaves.
4. Hear the roar of the ocean and smell the sea air.
4. Hear the roar of the ocean and smell the sea air.

 

5. Feel the serenity wash over you when you see calm waters.
5. Feel the serenity wash over you when you see calm waters.

 

6. Be immersed in the colourful spectacle of a rich sun rise.
6. Be immersed in the colourful spectacle of a rich sun rise.

 

7. View perfection in all life forms.
7. View perfection in all life forms.

 

8. Watch the sun pour through a crevice that nature creates for your senses.
8. Watch the sun pour through a crevice that nature creates for your senses.

 

9. Just be.
9. Just be.

 

10. Be grateful for your journey.
10. Be grateful for your journey.

 

11. Have a dream? Make it happen!
11. Have a dream? Make it happen!

 

12. You are magical. Believe that.
12. You are magical. Believe that.

 

13. Move forward fearlessly.
13. Move forward fearlessly.

 

14. Gratitude!
14. Practice gratitude!

 

15. Meditate or enjoy some form of movement.
15. Meditate or enjoy some form of movement.

 

16. Be free, release your inner child and play!
16. Be free, release your inner child and play!

 

17. Create something tangible.
17. Create something tangible.

 

18. Spend time with people who positively alter your life.
18. Spend time with people who positively alter your life.

 

19. Treat yourself to a special meal at least once in your life.
19. Treat yourself to a special meal at least once in your life.

 

20. Buy flowers for someone special or a complete stranger.
20. Buy flowers for someone special.

 

21. Enjoy the little things in life... your child's smile or quirky personality.
21. Enjoy the little things in life… your child’s smile or quirky personality.

 

22. Be captivated by the beauty around you.
22. Be captivated by the beauty around you.

 

23. When all else fails, bake brownies!
23. When all else fails, bake brownies!

 

24. Pencil in time for yourself.
24. Pencil in time for yourself.

 

25. Frock up at least once a year. If you don't have somewhere special to go, make it special at home!
25. Frock up at least once a year.

 

26. Be blissful.
26. Be blissful.

 

27. Be strong.
27. Be strong.

 

28. Listen to your body. Rest when you need to.
28. Listen to your body. Rest when you need to.