#17 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

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Simple Way #17

Have a screen-free day!  I know it sounds hard, but it may be freeing.  Take a day and turn off the TV, the iPad . . . the computer games.  No checking Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  Act as if you no longer have a computer or smartphone, for that matter.  Try to ignore emails for 24 hours.  Work is the only allowed exception for the day.  Other than that, take a vacation from the screen-infested life.

Not too long ago, I was without my laptop for a couple days while the screen was being fixed.  While it proved a little challenging, I found it completely liberating.  I wasn’t sucked in by the latest pins on Pinterest or Facebook’s status feed.  I didn’t waste valuable time following up on an email promoting the latest sale at a favorite store.  I accomplished more, I focused more and spent more quality time with my family.

With that said, should you start shaking or mimicking the notifications sounds of your smartphone, just take a deep breath and remind yourself, it is only one day.

So, how will you spend your new found time?  

31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today is a series designed to help you laugh a little more, act with others in mind and even enjoy a little silliness . . . and most definitely, to cause you to break from the busyness of your life with intentional little moments of fun.

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