By Divya Toshniwal
When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire over time, deciding what characters are wearing, how they are standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. So read and keep that brain working faster.
Indulge in a hobby that does not involve a screen. No phone, tablet or television, no gaming. Nothing involving a screen. So go ahead play a musical instrument, dance, sing, play a sport, go for a run.
Get together for a cup of coffee or a nice dinner and keep your phones aside while you have that lovely time together. I once heard about a group of friends who made a rule that if anyone touches their phone before the bill arrives they would have to make the payment for the entire dinner.
Remember that time when we did not have phones? And with all our cousins and friends around we sat and played Monopoly, Ludo, Uno, Life, and various other board games?Those days were so beautiful and to relive those days would be definitely more worth than binge-watching another series.
Create something for your house or for a friend. Being creative keeps you active and engaged and also gives a sense of accomplishment when you see your creation.
No, don't just give money to the charity. Go and spend some time with people in shelter homes. Not only will it make you feel good but it will make you learn a lot and inspire you to move forward in life. It will make you grateful for all you have and you would love your life more.
Start writing about your experiences, learnings, feelings, accomplishments and whatever you want to share with yourself. By the end of the year, you would have so many write-ups that can feed your soul or turn into a successful blog profile.
Spending some time for yourself is one thing you should add to your list immediately and meditation is the best tool to do so.