Today it seems like people are constantly working. They work at their jobs, come home and work on the house and sometimes more work for the job, and they even work when they are traveling or on vacation. Since everyone is always focused on making money and they are always connected to their phone, tablet or computer it is a great idea to make a space in your home a space to unplug.
That is right. Everyone should have a special area of their home where they do not allow these distractions.
Tips to Create Your Own Unplugged Room
Pick The Space – Before you can make an unplugged room you must choose which space is going to be best. If you do not have a room to devote to being unplugged then you should choose a small area of a room.
Know What the Room Needs to Look Like – The room where you are trying to unplug and unwind needs to be tranquil and calm. If you are remodeling completely then it you should understand about choosing the best hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors are great because most people associate them with being calm and tranquil.
Know What to Put in the Room – In addition you have to know what you need in your space where you want to relax. Choosing the right furniture that will be comfortable enough for you to be unplugged and relaxed in is important. Consider how you are most comfortable and find the pieces that will encourage that.
Make the Rules – It is very important that from the time that you are setting up the space that there is an unplugged rule in the room. Do not allow children, guests, or anyone else to use this area for doing work, talking on the phone, or utilizing a tablet. If you want music play from another room on a blue tooth speaker and remember to set up your play list before you are in there.
Listen to Relaxing Music – Relaxing music can help you to remain unplugged as it will help to entertain you some. In addition you will find that relaxing music helps you feel more relaxed and can even help you to feel well rested after you take some time to unwind.
Understand How to Unplug – It can be hard to know what is right when you are unplugging. Check out 5 Simple Ways to Unplug and Recharge to learn some suggestions.
Unplug Each Day – You will want to make sure that you are using the room each and every day. To get children involved you can play cards, play a board game, or talk to them about their homework. You can also do a family project or create artwork. The idea is that you are focusing on something that has nothing to do with the internet or people who are outside of the home.
Set a Timer – Make it mandatory that each person in the home be unplugged for a period of time. Set a timer and lead by example showing your children that it is possible to remain unplugged during that time.
Most people do not realize that they cannot fully unwind because they are not getting unplugged. There are a ton of benefits to being unplugged including a greater sense of self, time to be more creative, time to talk with your family, and the chance to learn more about your children are just some of them.