Do you ever sometimes get sick of being on your phone? Just me? I think we’ve been trained like Pavlov’s dogs to begin salivating at the sound of our ring tone. There’s sometimes when I get so tired of hearing it that I turn it on silent, turn off the data and wifi, leave it in my purse and walk away. A few hours later I then apologize to my sister who was locked outside and tried calling 3 times. I think technology is awesome and trust me, I wouldn’t know my way to walmart without my phone’s GPS, but sometimes technology just makes my head hurt.
If you ever feel the same way, take a look at some of these ideas of things to do that take a few steps away from technology:
Go on a walk
Or go to the gym. A couple who works out together… is probably happier because they’ve awakened their endorphins.
Visit the local dog park
I never regret taking our dog out on a walk or to the dog park. He has a blast with the other pups and our son loves seeing all the other puppies running after the same ball.
If you don’t have a pet, go window shopping at a pet store (not for the faint of heart).
Play a board game or card game.
Invite over some pals and hang out! Get some snacks and let the fun begin!
Bake a yummy dessert
Play a silly drawing game together
Sometimes Josh and I will play a game when we’re bored where I will draw a few lines (straight, squiggly, pointy, etc.) on a piece of paper and then hand it over to him. Then, he has to take my nonsensical lines and make a picture out of it. No drawing skills necessary here! Just a little bit of an imagination.
Do either of you play an instrument?
Play a couple songs you know and sing along together. I’ll never forget the first time my husband sang to me. I knew right then that we would get married some day.
Decide to improve something around the house!
Ever wanted to make those cute DIY shelves on pinterest? Or plant some flowers in front of the porch? Take a trip to a hardware or home goods store and start creating! You two can be proud of what you made together!
Find a book that you both find interesting and take time reading out loud together.
This can be so relaxing and fun snuggled together with blankets and tea.
Play this game of Random Questions To Ask Your Significant Other When You’re Extremely Bored.
Sit outside together.
Whether you have a yard, balcony, front steps. My favorite time to sit outside with Josh is when the sun is setting. Colorful skies can help inspire colorful conversation.
Tell me your own ideas in the comments below!