Today is Christian Single Woman’s Challenge Day 17. To see the whole month click here.
Day 17: Unplug
Spend the entire day away from social media. If it is the weekend, turn off your phone. No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram. Do something creative. Read a book. Exercise. Spend the day with family or friends.
In the day of social media and the internet it can be hard to unplug. On any given day I am on my phone, watching TV, and on the computer ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Sometimes we get so consumed in the internet and worrying about what is going on, on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that we forget to actually live our lives.
When you choose to unplug it is easy to sit there and look crazy because you do not know what to do with yourself. Here are some tips as to how you can spend your time away from the internet.
Go Camping or rent a Cabin that does not have the internet of TV
I am actually planning something like this for me and my son when he gets out of the school for the year. As a child he is so engulfed in the computer, TV, and the internet that he does not do regular child hood things.
Some ideas for going camping or renting a cabin include having a fire at night and roasting some smores. Going hiking or walking on the nature trail. Some sites even have on site activities like a water park, pool, lake, or zip lining you can participate in. And the fact that there is no Wi-Fi or internet takes away all of the temptation to get plugged into the internet.
Spend Time In Meditation or Journaling.
How can you ever hear yourself think if you always have a distraction going on around you? Often times it is good to hear your own thoughts and write down how you feel. Social media and the internet can convolute our emotions because someone else is always putting something on social media which effects our own thoughts. As a single woman, someone is always posting their seemingly perfect relationship which makes us feel sad that we are not in a relationship ourselves (check out my blog on why you should not be jealous of other people’s relationships on social media). By spending time alone and writing it gives you a time to reflect.
Spend time with God.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6
I do not feel that you literally need to go into a closet in pray. But this is about taking time to yourself without any people or distractions around you and taking time to talk to God and build a relationships with Him. You may receive clarity on what He wants you to do in this season of your life since you are not distracted.
I used to do this all the time before I became a mother. I used to get my nails done, a pedicure, and my hair done all in one day. Which would pretty much take up the whole day. You can go to the spa, get a massage, or a facial. It will help you relax and it is also good for your body. You can also have a spa day at home (click here on my blog about how to have a spa day at home).
It may seem so simple but actually reading a real paperback or hard back book has become outdated. When I really find a good book I can literally spend all day reading it. You can start off by going to the book store or even going to the library and finding a book that interest you. Maybe even a few books. And take time to sit, relax, and read a book.
I think that it is good to unplug, if you are that addicted to social media where you cannot unplug for a day you may have a serious problem. But so you are not sitting by your phone looking like an addict for technology, get creative and find something to do.
In Case You Missed It.
- Single Woman Challenge Day 1. Behaving Like A Queen Will Get You A King
- Single Woman Challenge Day 2. What I Want In My Future Husband
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 3: What I Don’t Want In a Husband
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 4: 5 Tips To Taking a Better Selfie
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 5: Biblical Teachings For Single Women
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 6: Dream Big
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 7: A Single Woman’s Letter To God
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 8: Making Time For Your Kids As A Single Mom
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 9: Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 10: How To Have A Grown & Sexy Girls Night Out
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 11: 5 Tips For Successful Online Dating
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 12: Random Acts of Kindness
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 13: Reach Out To An Old Friend Through Social Media
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 14. How To Go On A Prayer Walk
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 15: How To Meet New People
- Single Woman’s Challenge Day 16: The Woman I Want To Be