Try one of these phone-free activities to relax and stay focused
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If you find yourself checking or scrolling through your phone whenever you have free time, it’s probably time to find alternative ways to beat your boredom. Checking your phone almost becomes second nature, but there are plenty of activities you can do instead of browsing social media. Whether you want to be creative, active or productive with your new free time, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for tons of suggestions on what to do without your phone to keep you busy.
- Fill your time with creative activities, such as reading, writing, drawing or dancing. Try new hobbies that interest you instead of talking on the phone.
- Do a productive activity or chore instead of scrolling, such as making a to-do list, cleaning the house, or learning a new skill.
- Stay active and social by walking, exercising, meeting and talking in person with friends, or volunteering for a cause you support.