5 Benefits of Going Offline for a Day

by Sandrine Vaillancourt

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Reduce Stress

Having your phone constantly around you can increase your level of stress because you will always be waiting for something. Taking a break from e-mails, notifications, and social medias can be good from time to time, and will help you focus better.

Read: Live Better Offline by She Works His Way

Time for other activities

Going offline for a day basically means you have a day off. It’s time to have a more intimate lunch with your friends, to go visit your family, to read a book, or to enjoy the weather. You will have much more time to do the things that you like, without being interrupted.

Read: How to Relax in 60 Seconds by Janded

Time for actual conversations

Is there something more annoying than talking to someone who’s always checking his or her phone? During this day offline, have actual conversations with the people around you. You will notice that it is easier to listen to what people have to say.

More Present

Similar to the previous point, not checking your phone or e-mails will make you feel more present. No distractions, but actual quality time.

Better Sleep

The best benefit of going offline for a day is that your sleep will be improved. It’s something that you should keep in mind all the time, because leaving your phone off a few hours before going to bed will make it easier for you to fall asleep. 

Read: Turn Off Your Phone After You Read This by The Haute Mess

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