Ways to keep the family occupied and off the internet


In a world where using the internet has become such a huge part of our days and lifestyles it can be hard to switch off. From the moment we wake up we are checking emails, sending funny WhatsApp messages and making sure we haven’t missed someone’s birthday on Facebook (I know i'm not the only one). I think it’s more important than ever that we seek ways to ensure we stay as connected as possible in the physical world as well as digitally. Here are some of my top tips that we all could use to have fun without any disruptions from the world of technology.

Sowing New Seeds

Now, the next option could vary slightly depending on how big your garden is. But take time out to spend with nature, this may be planting some new shrubs in your garden. This is also an easy but fun activity you can do with kids as they’ll be able to take charge and grow what they’ve planted. If you need a little bit of inspiration Metro has an excellent round-up of easy and edible fruit and veg you can grow (yes even in Autumn). 

For those of us who don’t have access to a garden, taking care of the plants in your house is equally as beneficial and gives you a sense of responsibility as you need to remain consistent to keep them alive. Also, talk to them too. They love it!

Let's get our DIY on!

Vision boards which are great for adding a pop of colour to your room whilst acting as a way for you to manifest your goals. If mood boards aren’t your thing try your hand at DIY - from home decor to reinventing an old pair of jeans, DIY allows you to focus your efforts on reinvention without any limitations (well as long as you don’t run out of supplies that is). Put on a classic film which gives you nostalgic vibes

And Breathe…

I know it’s so cliche to say but taking time to reconnect to yourself is so important. Meditation is a fabulous way to calm the mind. Other activities such as journal writing and if you’re of the witchy sort, pulling a daily tarot card can help you attune your brain and ask yourself questions which the digital noise has been blocking. 

Basically, take some time to yourself. 

I give you permission!

Elyse & Connor

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