In today's world we are constantly surrounded by technology. It's true to say that technology makes our lives easier. However, increasingly scientists are saying that we need to give ourselves a break - otherwise we put ourselves at risk of developing hundreds of health problems. Over the summer the days are longer, sunnier and free from school. With all this free time, why not put it to good use and do something that doesn't involve technology?
To start with, you could learn a new skill. There are hundreds of possibilities: crafts, cooking, learning a musical instrument or a new sport. Maybe you've always wanted to try out that recipe, but haven't had time? Perhaps you fancy learning how to knit, so you can have a new jumper for the autumn? You could use your free time to learn something new - and perhaps it'll lead to an exciting opportunity in the future.
If you just fancy relaxing, why not head to a beach? Take along your favourite book and relax on the sand, or go for a stroll along the coastline (just make sure you're aware of the tides!). If you don't live near a beach, you could go to your local park. Why not take along a picnic, or try and identify some of the local wildlife?
Little things, like challenging yourself to complete a crossword or a Sudoku, are a great place to start. You could even get involved in the latest craze: adult colouring books! Colouring is surprisingly therapeutic, and it can be a nice way to escape from the stress of modern life!
Whatever you choose to do with your summer, try something new! You might surprise yourself and find a hidden talent within you; you might make new friends along the way. Next time you find yourself aimlessly channel-hopping, have a think at what else you could spend your time doing.
Do you ever take a break from technology? Would you like to learn something new?