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5 Activities to Get Away from your Cell Phone

Updated on June 1, 2016

Things to do with your cell phone off

There are many things you can do without browsing the internet, a games or texting. For those who do any of those things everyday, it might be hard to give it up for a couple hours or even a day.

I challenge you to try doing one of these activities without your cell phone on, or for even an entire day. It is actually enjoyable. Make a habit of turning off your phone and being in the moment. If none of these ideas interest you, just try spending quality time with your friends or family. Try it! What do you have to lose?

Enjoy the Outdoors - This one is easy

First off, why don't you go get some exercise? Play baseball, soccer, touch football, softball, or just about any sport outside. If not into any of those sports, go for a walk or take a bike ride around town. Drive to the downtown area around you and go walk around there and enjoy the moment. Even if it's raining or too cold to go outside, there are many other things you can do without even going near those electronic items. Do something as a family so that everyone will have a great time.

Have more time, hit the outdoors and go camping or go on a hike. There is so much you can do while camping. You can look at nature, take hikes, fish (if allowed), and play baseball, softball, kickball, and/or soccer. You can get a lot of outdoors type things done in just one outing. Plus, it is so much fun. A good thing to do with the family. Go on, get your self away from the cell phones, ipods, and video games.

Don't have the time to go on a camp out. Setup a tent in your backyard and camp overnight.

Soccer - This is a Great Way to Release Some Energy

Soccer is a great sport to play. I love playing soccer with my friends and family. The team I was recently on had all of my friends from school. All you need is some shinguards and a ball, then you are good to go. If you are just goofing around playing it you don't need shinguards. Some soccer leagues require soccer cleats, also. I love playing soccer in my backyard because it it long enough. Soccer is a game you can play around and have fun. Recently, I was playing in the snow in the dark. It was very fun but hard kicking the ball. My family and I were just all having a good time playing. So why not, give soccer a chance.

Softball - Enjoy a Game to play With Friends

Softball is a game that people can do for fun, locally, or for competition. If you have never played this game before I would start do play for fun before you do the competition. The game is like baseball except it is a little different. I love playing this sport because you can meet new friends. This also would take a little practice to learn what to actually do and get really good at. If you are up to a challenge this is something to do.

Board Games

Even though you can do things outside, you might just want to stay in for the day. You can do a craft, draw, play a board game with the family. You can even take a nap. To keep yourself stay warm during the winter, have a fire inside your house and cuddle up and enjoy the book you are reading. You might even have puzzles that you haven't done in a long time, work on that. It will give you a couple hours of entertainment. Why not try doing sudoku, crosswords or even word searches.

Risk - Enjoy Hours of Fun with this Game

Risk is a fun game for the whole family to enjoy. The littler ones may need a little help, but it is not that hard. The think I like about risk is that it helps with strategy. This is a very stragetic type game. You want to try to take over the world, but still keep your self protected from your opponents. You never know what may happen. Trust me, I have played it recently and I took over a couple areas and then another opponent came back from owning a couple countries. So I would be careful.


This is also a great classic board game. I am almost really sure that you have heard of, if not played at least one version of monopoly. Monopoly is a game of chance and good money saving and buying. It's almost like the real deal. You find out what land you can purchase and what land you can't. I learned that in the beginning you want to purchase all of the areas that you can. Just be careful, your opponents will have you pay rent if you land on theirs.

Don't have time for a full Monopoly game, our family recently started playing Monopoly deal. This is a quick version of Monopoy in a card game which lasts about 30-45 minutes per game.

Yahtzee - A Game That Will Keep You Playing For Hours

This is a complete and total game of chance. In this game you roll dice to add up points trying to get certain things with the dice. This is a very simple game once you learn the instructions. The best part is, that if you roll the dice and you get them all on the same number, its a Yahtzee! The person that gets the highest amount of points at the end of the game wins.

Uno Games - Uno, There are so many versions of this and all of them.

Everyone should have some kind of recognition of the original version of uno. Uno is a game of a little strategy to help you get rid of all your cards. There are more different ways there are played. Like Uno Attack or Uno Spin. I have played both of those games including the original. Like all games, they all have different twists to them.


This is for just about anyone in the family, from 2 to 82. Its based off of an original card game called Rummy. Only, the game is played with little cube tiles. Your objective is to get rid of all your cards before anybody else by stting up runs. The runs are the certain patterns you have to make in order to be able to lay your cube tiles down. So will you be the first one to get rid of them all, or will somebody else?

Go to a Concert

Another great way to get the family together.

What's a better way then going to a concert listening to the music you all enjoy. It is a good bond for the family. Just have fun with this. I don't think there is anything better than this. There are plenty of concerts that you can find around you. All you need to do is figure out when to do it, find the music that you like and something that will fit your budget. Go out and get it

Tell us what you do when your not looking at a screen...

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    • PaigSr profile image


      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      OH NO whats wrong with the TV? The computers are down! What will we do. Look dad has cards and board games. What do you mean we have to read a book? I have some friends that actually do a no electronics at least once a month.

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      Moe Wood 

      9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Frankly, I do think I look at the screen too much. I've tried to institute a free-Saturday at least 3 weeks out of the month and it makes a difference. I would love a guiltfree week though.

      Congratulations on the Giant Squid status.


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