12th July is National Simplicity Day, a day dedicated to stepping away from the bonds of technology and unnecessary stresses, and enjoying the thought-gathering quiet left in its wake.
So much of our time is taken is taken up every day with jobs, school, workouts, childcare and not to mention all the tasks that need doing when we get home. Add to that, 8 hours and 41 minutes of digital activity, and it’s no wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed.
I don’t spend that long at a screen, you say?
According to a report from communications regulator Ofcom (March 2014), the average UK adult does spend that long each and every day glued to some sort of screen. We all wish for more time, but will gladly waste hours of it on digital activities. Imagine what you could do with an extra 8 hours and 41 minutes to play with every day…
So for this one day, take a step back from as many technological constraints as you can, with these easy alternatives: