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6 Ways to Unplug and Slow Down

October 4, 2012

Can you believe it’s October? Wasn’t it just New Years Eve? Things have been very busy here as we prepare for the next step and things to come. And yet so many seek to slow down to the level we’re at! Isn’t it incredible? Wherever we are – busy, financially, living, working – someone wants to be where/who we are, doing what we’re doing.

Here’s six ways that many can “unplug” and slow down. Try it!

1. Unplug the video games. Pull out an “old fashioned” board came with family interaction. Try something as simple as charades or card games – fix up some popcorn or snacks and spend some time together. Chess, checkers, backgammon offer challenges for two people. A deck of cards is also inexpensive, and can include several people for rummy or bridge or other simple card games.

2. Unplug the television just one night per week and read. Books – not “have to” books but want to. Fiction, non fiction – doesn’t matter. A world awaits!

3. Unplug videos and learn a domestic skill – woodworking, sewing, knitting, crochet – something that is a productive, beneficial skill. A couple hours a week can make a difference in learning new things! Find a hobby or interest aside from the normal day.

4. Grow something. Anything edible. A container of herbs, a tomato, a pepper plant – something that you tend and can benefit from.

5. Unplug the disposal and start a compost bin. Kitchen waste, coffee grounds and more – make it a beneficial thing instead of garbage to haul somewhere else.

6. Play the leftover game. What else can be made from leftovers? Use in a casserole or for lunch or find some other way to use them, making better use of your food dollars and lessening the waste.

You only get one life. There’s no “do over” and many that were here a year ago aren’t now – they don’t have a chance to find the time to slow down. You do.

Do it today.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2012 9:09 PM

    My five year old twins tonight asked us about getting a “DS” – a handheld video game dealie. We promptly explained that this would not be happening and I was expecting howls of disappointment and cries of injustice. We told them why we wouldn’t do it and they said, “OK Mommy.” Sometimes it’s easier than we think it will be. 🙂 Great post.

    • October 4, 2012 10:36 PM

      Awesome & thanks. Can’t help but think the log cabin and tinker toys and erector sets did us good, although 5 is a bit young for that. 😀 But “Sorry” or other board games are simple! Uno (learning numbers, colors too!). Thanks for stopping by!

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