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11 Easy Ways To Help You Power Down

The average person checks his or her phone 46 times a day. Maybe it’s time we unplug. And when you’re ready to relax outside, TIKI Brand firepieces can light the way.

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If it ever feels like you're too connected to your phone... might be due for a little digital disconnection.

1. Try deleting social apps for the week. / Via

A phone only for calls and texts for seven days? Insanity!

2. Avoid keeping your phone anywhere near your bed.

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Maybe an alarm that's ⏰ only ⏰ an alarm?

3. "Forget" your phone by "accident."

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The perfect mistake.

4. Write a letter by hand to someone you care about.


Do not fear a medium without spellcheck.

5. Use a map. Remember maps on actual paper?

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Navigate yourself to a more peaceful place.

6. Spend time taking pictures with a camera that's only a camera. / Via

Sure, it's technology. But it's artistic technology.

7. Take up a hobby that keeps your hands busy. / Via

Knitting? Woodworking? Building those tiny ships for those less tiny bottles? All worth it.

8. Use real-life emojis with friends.

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"Quick. Guess which face this is!"

9. Say no to gyms with treadmills and TVs and yes to yoga with a view.

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Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

10. Go so far off the grid that you don't have cell service.


No reception = nothing better.

11. Dine al fresco, where no phones are allowed.


Focus on eating your food instead of Instagramming it.

And with your phones away, celebrate TIKI Brand's #GatherTogether night on June 26.

Courtesy of TIKI Brand

The fact "the average person checks his or her phone 46 times a day" comes from a 2015 article from Time Inc.