If you’re close to nervous breakdown when your phone is out of battery, this story is for you.
No doubt internet is a fabulous tool that changed our lives forever and for good. You can now get information from the other side of the world in real time. How magical is this? However, some internet users may develop an emotional addiction that can lead to less communication in real life. If you follow us, you might have read some of our "soupterviews". Everyone gets the same questions, but all of the answers are super different —we totally love that—. interestingly enough, there is one question: "what are you addicted to?" to which several of our dear friends answered: "my phone". We've been thinking about it and decided to write these few words, give some little tips to unplug when necessary. Enjoy :)
Nothing is more annoying than a friends night out where every one is so focused on their their electronic devices. Instead of speaking to each other, like in real life. When these screens become an addiction, it might be time to open our eyes and "detox"! Right? So here are a few little tips that you can do to unplug yourself.
• Find a "Detox Sex Buddy" and make love again and again. Probably the best way to keep your hands busy with something cool.
• Google the closest library to your home. Go pay a visit.
• Go have drinks with such funny friends they will make you forget you even own a phone
• Exercise. Sport is an amazing way to feel your body. No pain no gain ;) but take it slow ! Just focus on your inner pace/rythms.
• Cook slowly for someone you love. Eat slowly. Drink slowly. But you can talk fast if you like!
• Take a nap whenever you can. The bed is the best slow place. Especially when embellished with our Extra Sweet Pillowcases
• Pay more attention to what you do, practice slow life
• Leave your phone in your bag when you're having coffee in good company
• Put your phone in ‘plane’ mode. It will also make you feel like you’re going away for vacation.
• Go for a shopping spree. Not online, remember we said: NO screen!
• Party, get drunk. If you’re lucky enough you will flood your phone in the Champagne bucket
• Put your smartphone in the fridge when you go home. Make sure you never find it again ;)
• Check our Digital Detox Bath Recipe and take a loooooong bath. If you're lucky, your phone will dive into it too ;)
As a conclusion, we'd love to say that it's totally ok to spend time online. As long as we manage to switch our ON/OFF button at the right time, and connect to each other for real.
The Slow Soup Team