15 Awesome Things to Do Without Technology

June 28, 2017

When I get off work, all I want to do is curl up on the couch and binge watch TV. When I came home the other night to find that the power was out from a storm that had just passed, I was not a happy camper. It’s silly, but I get a bit anxious when the power is out; I just feel so disconnected from everything without technology.

I started thinking how funny it is that we get bored and even uncomfortable without electronics after a few minutes, but our ancestors survived their entire lives without them. After checking my phone, tablet and laptops batteries, I knew that I needed to find some way to pass the time without electronics, but I was stumped.

If you are feeling lost without power, or are trying to break the technology addiction, here are 15 things you can do to pass the time that require no electricity at all!

Scared to disconnect?

  1. Play board games or card games
  • You may have forgotten how much fun a game of Monopoly can be!
  1. Read a book
  • You probably have a stack of books you’ve been meaning to read, might as well start on them!
  1. Take a nap
  • Enjoy the dark and quiet and get some needed sleep.
  1. Spend time with family
  • A lot of time even family time is in front of a TV, use this time to spend quality time with them.
  1. Take a walk
  • So long as the storm is past and it’s safe, go explore and get some fresh air!
  1. Draw or color
  • Embrace your inner artist and do something creative.
  1. Play an instrument
  • Even if you’re lousy at it, it’s a good time to practice.
  1. Write
  • Get your thoughts on paper or work on an assignment that needs to be done.
  1. Meditate
  • Use this quiet time to meditate and focus on your thoughts.
  1. Stretch
  • Even just a few minutes of stretching and improving flexibility can do wonders for you. Take a few minutes to stretch your muscles. Ever tried a foam roller? It’s like getting a massage for tired muscles!
  1. Exercise
  • A lot of people claim they don’t have time, so take this opportunity to do some exercise. You don’t even have to go to the gym, try a body weight circuit or start a new fitness challenge.
  1. Sit on the porch
  • If it’s safe to go outside, sit on your porch or in the backyard and enjoy nature. If indoors or under cover you may be able to watch some of the storm passing.
  1. Play with your pets
  • They will appreciate the attention and this can distract you from your technology withdrawal.
  1. Work on a hobby
  • You know that project you’ve been neglecting for 6 months? Get back to it.
  1. Tidy up or organize something
  • If there is enough light to see (or light a candle) take the time to tidy up or maybe start organizing a room or drawer that needs the attention. If you are killing time, might as well be productive!


More about Jennifer Mouzon

My name is Jennifer Mouzon, I'm a 25 year old "self-improver" that is passionate about learning, cooking and loving the earth. I enjoy researching new ideas and methods to keep growing and want to share them with you!

    1. Hi Jen, these are great ideas (even if the power is on, lol). You have an amazing site, I love your attitude on finding out how to make the impossible, possible! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on a post. It’s nice to connect with you! Jenny

      1. Thanks Jenny! I really try to minimize my time with technology but it doesn’t always happen! Thanks so much for visiting and connecting with me as well! Looking forward to more of your posts!

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