Are you getting tired of your addiction to screens and devices?
Planning a media-free weekend is the perfect way to unwind from the pressures of modern life. This will help bring more peace and calm into your life while protecting you from information overload.
Benefits Of A Media Free Weekend
Being media-free does a body and mind good! You can:
alleviate the stress associated with social media such as keeping up with others
cope better with FOMO (fear of missing out)
have more time for friends and family
have more time to sleep!
engage in less doomscrolling to benefit your mental health
What Media Should I Disconnect From?
To have a true media-free weekend, you should disconnect from all forms of media. That means avoiding:
News — TV, newspapers, news apps, magazines, podcasts
Social Media — Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, and all the rest
How Do I Plan a Media Free Weekend?
Figuring out how you'll spend your weekend now, will save you time later.
Pick your weekend in advance (this helps you mentally prepare)
Decide on the activities that will fill your time instead
Let friends and family know about your media free plans (ask for their support)
Use apps on your phone to limit screen time during the weekend
Turn off your social media notifications
Read a Byte to get tips on how to practice digital mindfulness.
⚡Time for a knowledge check!
Anna is concerned that all the media she's been consuming lately is causing her stress. She wants to spend the weekend in a more relaxed state.
What should Anna do?
What Should I Do Instead?
Now, here comes the fun part — figuring out how you're gonna fill all of that time!
Read a book
Take long walks
Listen to music
Go out to dinner
Try a new recipe
Your favorite hobby
Visit a museum
Spend time with family or friends
Clean the house
Get ahead in your schoolwork
Anything that you want to do, but never have time to do
Visit this link to get more ideas on how to make the most of your media-free weekend.
Ready to plan your media free weekend? Then do the following: