now reading:

8 Screen Free Activities To Boost Creativity

share post:

back to top 

Screen free activities you can do to get you moving, more creative, and stay away from technology. #ScreenFree #OutdoorActivities #CreativeActivities #TheDimpleLife

Self Growth

8 Screen Free Activities To Boost Creativity

July 11, 2021

by: Rachel Rhee

Do you ever just feel like you are transferring from screen to screen all day? You wake up in the morning and check your phone. Then you go to work and turn on your computer. You check your phone throughout the day during your breaks. You come home from work and turn on your tablet to finish up some more emails. Then you finally turn on the TV screen to wind down for the evening.

Does some semblance of this sound familiar to you?

Now may be a time to give your brain a break. We are becoming so wired as a society to rely on technology and our screens that we are forgetting there is life outside of the screen. I know that there are times I may reach for a screen activity and it could be due to boredom.

Boredom is a precursor to creativity.

So the next time you feel boredom creep in, allow yourself the space to be bored so that your mind can wander and find an activity that fosters more creativity. When we allow ourselves the space to think and become creative then we won’t fall prey to overexposure of screen time. Studies have actually shown that there is damage that is done to children’s brains when exposed to screens for too long.

Below are a few ideas to get you refocused on other areas of life that don’t necessarily rely on a screen.

Read a book

This might seem like one where you think to pick up your Kindle but instead of reading an electronic version of your current book, pick up an old-fashioned paperback by taking a trip to your library or even a local bookstore. I recently discovered BookPeople in Austin, Texas and it’s been so fun to go up and down the aisles discovering and browsing books that I hadn’t heard of before.

Explore a local area

You don’t have to go spend money if you’re a mindful shopper but rather than online shopping or online browsing, why not go to your local shopping centers or local hiking areas, get your steps in, see what’s new in your neighborhood, and who knows maybe you’ll end up supporting a local business in the process. Exploring your neighborhood can be an adventurous way for you to spark curiosity with the world around you.

Write in a journal

Writing isn’t for everyone but if you do tend to journal or write out notes digitally, try doing so with paper and pen. Studies have shown that writing by hand increases your memory, retention and understanding. There are journal prompts you can follow on my YouTube channel.

Color in an adult coloring book

I started doing this during the pandemic and it is such a soothing hobby! When I feel anxious or my mind is racing it’s comforting to focus in on what is in front of me. It also brings me back to childhood a bit.

Declutter and organize your home

An organized physical space organizes the thoughts and overwhelm you may be feeling internally as well – I know it does for me. Try going through your toiletries and closet at first to see what you haven’t been using, what’s expired, and what you can donate.

Sketch or paint

Try your hand at sketching or painting by bringing out a sketchbook, colored pencils or water colors. That may not be your thing but have you tried it? Sometimes we say something isn’t our ‘thing’ but we can surprise ourselves when we expand our minds to the possibilities of trying something new.

Start a home garden

Being connected to nature brings a sense of peace and connectedness to the world around us but it also creates problem solving skills where you get to flex your creativity by seeing the best way to plot your veggies and plants in accordance to sunlight, shade, and other factors that affect the growth of your garden.

Go to an event

There are several local events that are listed on MeetUp.com or Eventbrite where you can connect with your local community in ways that you may not have thought of. I know I’m always seeing live music events that are being promoted in my area, perhaps there are interesting ways you can get involved with your community. There are also plenty of events that are centered around hobbies and learning a craft. Perhaps now is the time to sharpen your photography skills or taking an improv class – the possibilities are endless!


Do any of these spark your interest? What are screen free activities could you consider to give your eyes and brain a break?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I'm looking for support with:

explore the blog

More on the Blog

I'm looking for support with:

self growth

career + finance

food

movement

home

beauty

relationships

do good

It is hard to know where to begin with volunteer work. Here are a few resources that can help you find the cause that is right for you. #Volunteerism #Volunteer #SocialImpact #NonProfitOrganization

There are so many opportunities to become involved in our communities to really make a lasting impact in our world. It can be overwhelming though when you don’t know where to start. If you are someone with many different interests and don’t know which cause specifically would be best to get involved with, starting anywhere […]

Non profit organizations that support teachers and education.
Where to purchase a coronavirus non medical grade face covering or mask. Here is a round up that can help protect you and your community. #COVID19 #coronavirus #healthylifestyle #TheDimpleLife
It can be daunting to make friends as an adult with limited outlets the older you get. But that doesn't mean it's not possible. It takes getting out of your comfort zone and knowing where to look but know that it is possible with the following tips. #Friendships #Relationship #MentalWellness #MentalWellbeing #TheDimpleLife
Why teaching 'family first' doesn't work all the time. #FamilyRelationships #HealthyRelationships #Boundaries #TheDimpleLife

Ever since I was in elementary school, I can remember a school project where I presented that the most important motto to me is “Family First”. This thinking was engrained into my upbringing from a very early age. On surface level, it’s quite beautiful. Family truly will always mean so much to me. However, at […]

The five love languages explained so you can discover your own.

Do you know how you appreciate receiving love? Do you know how you appreciate giving love to others? These are all tied to your love languages. This may be from learned behavior you’ve seen or experienced growing up – knowing you loved when the special people in your life showed love in specific ways or […]

How to transition to a clean skincare routine and clean skincare products #CleanSkincare #NonToxicSkincare #NonToxicBeauty #TheDimpleLife #CleanLiving

When you have your set routine of products you enjoy using, it can be hard to transition away from your beloved products that may not be deemed as clean. But if you are determined to transition into a more non-toxic lifestyle, your beauty and skincare products may be the easy entry you are looking for. So […]

The top natural, nontoxic, clean face cleansers. If you start anywhere with beauty, start with a clean face! #naturalskincare #cleanbeauty #cleanskincare #holisticwellness #TheDimpleLife

I’m a firm believer that if you want to invest in any kind of skincare, you should start with the first step: nontoxic, clean face cleansers. You don’t want to put a bunch of serums and moisturizers on skin that isn’t clear of dirt, oil, and other impurities.

What is gua sha? Learn how you can get the benefits of a luxe facial massage, from home. #guasha #guashatechnique #facialmassage #TheDimpleLife

Gua Sha, also known as spooning, coining or skin scraping, has increasingly been mentioned by my friends over the past year. Based on their feedback and my never-ending pursuit of glowing skin, I decided to delve in and learn more. In this article, I want to break down exactly what it is, what the benefits […]

Sleeping in an unfamiliar room or hotel can be difficult when you're traveling. Here are a few essentials to help you relax and get the sleep and rest you deserve. #Sleep #SleepRoutine #TravelEssentials #MindfulTravel #TheDimpleLife

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, a relaxing escape, or something in the middle, but regardless of whatever type of travel experience you have coming up, the quality of your sleep (or lack of it) is a constant to be mindful of. It can be difficult to be away from your routine, your bed, and […]

How to create a peaceful bedroom environment.

It can be hard to keep your home tidy, especially if you have pets, kids, a partner or other people who you share space with. The one non-negotiable I’ve learned over time is the importance of creating a calming and peaceful environment in my bedroom. My bedroom is my sanctuary – it’s the area where […]

The top 20 list of the most sleep deprived cities in America. #SleepDeprived #RestfulSleep #NighttimeRoutine #TheDimpleLife

Living in a big city definitely has its benefits. There’s more opportunities to meet a wide, diverse range of people, more stores and businesses, and generally more activity happening. However, it’s still surprising to see certain cities listed as one of the most sleep-deprived cities in America. There is some research and original data reporting […]

For anyone in LA that has never thought to try a boxing class but enjoys group HIIT workouts, I highly recommend checking out one of these boxing studios. #gymbox #bestgym #gymslosangeles #losangelesathleticclub #gold'sgym #bestgymsinlosangeles

After moving to Downtown LA I found myself getting tired with the monotony of the standard workout I was completing in my small apartment gym. In my efforts to branch away from the standard routine, I visited multiple local gyms. I eventually found a love for group High Intensity Interval Training sessions. This new found […]

Top Rated Yoga Studios in Los Angeles

Are you interested in staying fit whilst also focusing on your inner self? You won’t have a hard time finding excellent yoga studios in Los Angeles! I’m not going to lie – it was VERY hard to choose seven winners. However, it had to be done! I’ve made a list of my absolute favorite studios […]

Woman Tip-Toeing On Floor

Sometimes the thought of leaving the house and heading to the gym can be stressful enough to turn a workout day into a rest day. There is no need to let the effort of getting to the gym dissuade you from getting your workout in! I have included below all the information and equipment you […]

Anti-inflammatory juice containing beets, carrots, ginger and more to protect against illness. One of the most refreshing juices I've ever had! #freshjuice #antiinflammatory #guthealth #TheDimpleLife

Beets have always been a favorite for me, whether it’s eating them as beet chips, roasted beets in a bowl, or pickled beets in a salad, there are so many different ways to be able to enjoy this root vegetable. They are known to be a strong source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and […]

An easy approach guide to eating well at any point in your life. The way to healthy starts today. #EatingWell #HealthyLiving #MindfulEating #TheDimpleLife

Food and how to eat well are tricky topics for most people. With so many different approaches ranging from a strictly raw diet to being vegan to paleo and keto, it can be very confusing! My approach to food though is simple and broken down into the below guidelines. Before diving in, just know that […]

Korean tteukguk rice cake dumpling new years soup

Happy New Year, everybody! I wanted to share an easy Korean recipe with you today. It’s called “Tteokguk” which translates directly to Korean rice cake soup. Don’t let the name fool you, there are so many other goodies in there that it’s not only rice cakes but it’s also Korean dumplings called mandu, meat (traditionally […]

Money saving tips so that you can be a mindful spender especially during sales. #MindfulSpending #MoneySavingTips #TheDimpleLife

Big sales around any type of holiday can be a very enticing temptation. Who doesn’t want to save 25% off of an item that looks like you might need it in the future. Living mindfully doesn’t only look like journaling and practicing being present but it also means being a mindful person when it comes to your […]

Tips on How to Overcome Anxiety as an Entrepreneur

There is so much anxious with the unknown and entrepreneurship is all about the unknown. There is a Lao Tzu quote that really resonates with me and I remind myself of it often: “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you […]

There are 12 stages of burnout – did you know that there are so many? It’s more than just a feeling of exhaustion of overwhelm. There are thoughts, feelings, and actions that amount to various stages of burnout. It’s important to know what they are so that you can identify similar behaviors in yourself. This […]

It can be much easier to be hard on yourself but what would happen if you began to celebrate yourself? Here are a few ways you can do this. #CelebrateYourself #PositiveMindset #PositveMotivation

  It can be much easier to create a story in your head about how you’re not doing enough. You could have been more productive, you could have been nicer, you could have eaten better. The list truly does go on. What if instead of us focusing on what we aren’t doing ‘right’, that we […]

Screen free activities you can do to get you moving, more creative, and stay away from technology. #ScreenFree #OutdoorActivities #CreativeActivities #TheDimpleLife

Do you ever just feel like you are transferring from screen to screen all day? You wake up in the morning and check your phone. Then you go to work and turn on your computer. You check your phone throughout the day during your breaks. You come home from work and turn on your tablet […]

How to add more mindfulness to your life by activating your senses. #SpiritualSenses #SensesActivities #TheDimpleLife

Mindfulness really breaks down to being present; present with yourself and present with your surroundings. One way to be fully present is to activate through your senses. Life can go by very quickly when we get up and go through the mundane of our day. What truly gets you present to your life though is […]

© 2021 3R Media. All Rights Reserved  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions

Site by Sunday Stories

© 2021 3R Media. All rights reserved.
Read our Privacy Policy & Terms & ConDitions