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Shorting Out? Reconnect With Screen Free Connections

Shorting Out? Reconnect With Screen Free Connections :

Hello gardeners! Have you ever felt overwhelmed by constant technological disruptions, excessive social media use, and an overall abundance of fast paced information, making it difficult to focus and connect without screens? This overload is what we refer to as "Shorting Out" and it can happen to gardeners of all ages. As gardeners, it is important we recognize when we are spending  too much time on screens and look for opportunities to take breaks to unplug and disconnect. Today, we are excited to share some useful tips to help you reconnect and engage in screen free connections.

shorting out tips to help reconnect with screen free activities for kids and adults

In a world where screens are everywhere, and technology is moving at such a fast pace, it is essential for both children and adults to be mindful and explore ways to disconnect and participate in screen free activities.

Here are some useful tips to help gardeners of all ages put down the screens and engage in more offline connections:

  1. Set designated screen-free times: Establish specific times during the day or week where screens are off-limits. This could be during meals, after school, before bedtime, or for a few hours on weekends.

  2. Plan fun activities: Create a list of screen-free activities that you and your family enjoy, such as going for a nature walk, playing board games, doing arts and crafts, or cooking a meal together.

  3. Lead by example: Show children the importance of taking breaks from screens by setting a positive example. Engage in screen-free activities yourself and encourage your kids to join you.

  4. Create a screen-free zone: Designate certain areas in your home or classroom, as screen-free zones. This will help promote more face-to-face interaction and bonding.

  5. Explore new hobbies: Explore new activities and interests that don't involve screens. This could be learning a musical instrument, hiking, gardening, or trying out a new sport.

useful tips to help engage in screen free activities and connections

In today's world, screen-free activities are needed now more than ever. Recent statistics indicate that both children and adults struggle to concentrate on tasks and face frequent disruptions. Engaging in screen-free activities can be a refreshing and beneficial way to improve focus and overall wellness. Disconnecting from electronic devices allows us to be more present in the moment and can reduce stress levels.

screen free time checklist for families


Activities such as reading a book, going for a nature walk, practicing mindfulness, or engaging in a creative hobby like painting or crafting, can provide a much-needed break from the constant digital overload that surround us. By incorporating screen-free time into our daily routines, gardeners of all ages can cultivate a sense of balance and inner peace amidst the fast-paced world we live in.  

By incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine, you can help foster a healthier balance between screen time and screen-free activities for gardeners of all ages. Enjoy the benefits of being more present and engaged in the offline world!


screen free activities for kids

Hey gardeners, did you do disconnect and engage in some screen free activities? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Screen Free Activities' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet!


Feeling overwhelmed by screens? Learn to unplug and engage in screen-free activities with tips from our blog post 'Shorting Out? Reconnect With Screen Free Connections' and find balance in a fast paced, digital world.


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