So let me tell you a story , A few minutes back my phone suddenly stopped and displayed nothing but a black screen and my first reaction was,
Haaye! Isse kuch ho gaya toh ??!!
And my grandmother told me a home remedy of keeping my phone in a glass of water for like 2 hours and guess what ..it started working !!
Highly dramatic, isn’t it ? Don’t worry ,nothing like that happened xD.
Given the current state of the internet has its foundation largely set in social media, its rare to see a individual without a phone in hand.
Since all of us have been stuck at our homes since more than a year now, when my phone stopped and suddenly displayed a black screen [this actually happened :)] i thought about what all i would do the next day if it doesn’t start working anytime soon. Here is a list of some of the most interesting things that came to my mind.
- Go through your old family albums:
And no, not the albums you have on Facebook. Studies have found that a little nostalgia can actually be a good thing. Reflecting on the past can boost your optimism for the future because it raises your self-esteem, according to a Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin study.
2.Watch a sunrise or a sunset without trying to capture it:
Everytime we look at a beautiful natural sight we are automatically driven to capture the most of it , but probably its time when we actually look at it rather than preserving them to look at it some other day!
3.Make a scrapbook.
All those pictures you do take on your smartphone have to go somewhere besides Instagram, right?
4. Pick up an instrument.
By stepping away from the Rock Band and grabbing a real guitar, you could be doing wonders for your wellness. Learning to play an instrument can reduce stress, is linked to better sound processing and helps keep your memory sharp. Don’t know how to play one? Good news: it’s never too late to learn.
5. Get lost in a a real book instead of a Kindle:
6. Paint or color something:
You wouldn’t want your watercolors to splatter your screen, right? Before there was the Draw Something app, there was a coloring book and a canvas — and that activity you did daily as a kid may help ease stress and anxiety as an adult.
7. Take a nap without using your phone as an alarm:
Studies have shown that stashing your phone under the pillow can disrupt your sleep, anyway.
Since the introduction of stargazing apps, many of us seem to forget that we can observe the stars without using our phones to identify the constellations. Pick a quiet night to just lie underneath the sky and pick out the star patterns you remember from high school.
9. Forgo Google translator and learn a few new phrases in another language.
10. Take a day trip to a town close to you, sans Google maps.
The post pandemic world has left us peeping into our phones now and then . It’s time to take some time off and buzz off in the real world ! ❤
Hope you liked it!
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P.S Update: My phone is back to life now!