You will often see people hooked to their electronic devices at most times. Be it a laptop, smartphone or a tablet, these devices are portable and because of this major advantage, gadget enthusiasts carry them along wherever they go.
But, do you know the downside of being addicted to such electronic devices? It damages your health as well as your social life, not online but, the real people who are around you. This includes your family, friends, acquaintances, neighbors and the common masses that you meet every day.
Electronic devices are useful only when their uses are needed. Apart from that, these devices are just a waste of time. If we think from the technical point of view, it can be said that these electronic devices greatly affect your personal life and security.
This is not a personal comment specifically on electronic devices, rather it is to create an awareness in people about the negative side of using gadgets. People usually experience difficulties especially when they spend a lot of time on their devices, if not in the short-term, but may experience in the long-run.
Therefore, the purpose of this blog is to help you make your life happy. Thus, by guiding you with a few simple tips on how you can enrich your life by limiting the use of electronic devices, you can live happily and stress-free.
8 Effective tips for living a gadget-free life
Here are a few effective tips which you can benefit from and make your life happy because happiness is what the world needs right now.
1. Log out of sites when not needed
It is a good practice to log out or sign out from your social network sites, or any other site when you feel that you don’t require them for the moment. When you are online on your social media network sites or other community sites, you start neglecting other priorities. This is a common problem especially with teenagers and quite a few adults as well. Gadgets can make you dependent on them and take away most of your precious time.
For example, when you are online on your Facebook and you have no activities going on for quite some time, it is wise to simply log out of it and do something else that does not involve your device.
2. Get rid of unwanted applications
This is another thing which you can do that will help you limit the use of your electronic devices. If you have too many software applications on your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, you could become fuzzy. If you have some old applications which you don’t use any more, you can completely uninstall them from your device. It is a good option when you don’t have an application on your device, you will automatically be less drawn to your device. This way, you will have more time for doing other things.
3. Give a break to your gadgets
In spite of being known as artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes electronic devices may degrade in terms of their performance and hardware. This can be related to the nature of human beings being exhausted, especially when they are engaged in several and continuous activities.
However, our concern here is not about the functioning of computers and other electronic devices. It is more about the distraction which people experience when they are constantly engaged with their devices. So, it’s time that you give a break to your devices and to yourself, too. If you don’t require the need for working on your laptop, smartphone or tablet, simply turn them off for some time.
4. Start a hobby
Come out of your device and take up a hobby, if you don’t have one already. Pick some simple things that would be of interest to you, rather than spending most of your time tapping on the screen of your device and surfing the internet.
Do not be mistaken here by thinking that being engaged on your device is a hobby. It’s more of an addiction, and addictions are harmful.
5. Plan an adventure, camp or trek
Do not spend all day by being engaged to your device, while others are having more fun than you. Plan with your friends or family for an adventure. Going on an adventure, trekking or camping is very rejuvenating. For gadget freaks, a good advantage of going out on an adventure is that you can take your portable devices with you, but for emergency purposes as being a priority should be taken into account.
6. Go out shopping
You may not realize this, but shopping online can also make you lazy. Although the trend of online shopping can save you time, it will, however, not give you the experience and satisfaction which people usually get by visiting stores.
The importance of shopping online came into being because of a few reasons. These are: when people are busy with work, are far away from the nearest stores, or the stores nearest to them do not supply with the necessary lifestyle items and appliances.
However, these days, people have started to depend largely on shopping online. You may thus, limit this trend and go out shopping with your friends. You will also have a good time instead of fixing your eyes on your device’s screen.
7. Take a nap
One of the best ways of limiting the use of your device is by taking a good, sound sleep. Nothing is more relaxing than having a quick nap. After all, it is also good for your health.
Many suffer from insomnia because of the intense use of electronic devices every day. This also pose a great threat to your health and well-being. You could fall sick, lose weight, suffer from depression and migraine and much more. You should care about your health more than you care about your device. This way, you will live a happy life.
8. Invite friends and have a party
Getting up from your nap and getting hooked back to your device might appear absurd. So, try calling your friends over to your place, or select another venue and have a fun-filled party or probably a small get-together. This will keep you lively and not look like a gadget maniac in front of others.
A better well-being with less use of devices
The less use of your gadgets may give you a fine experience of fulfilling your life and health to an extent. Also, you must know that the purpose here is not to encourage an individual in boycotting their electronic devices but to simply reducing its addiction that it has over you.