By Sharad KC

Most of the time, in this technological era, a lot of us are buried in some kind of digital screen, and I’m no exception to that. In fact, I have developed habits that are completely out of my character, such as waking up around 4:00am to check my emails and social networks. As a result, I’ve been missing out on things such as running, gardening, and walking my dog; the very things that have helped me refresh my mind every day.

I have realized that it’s time to get myself back on track and start enjoying the non-digital things that make me happy. I have started integrating these three strategies for the upcoming months:

1. Lock up all my devices inside my closet when I go to bed.

I consider sleep as one the most essential aspects of my life, and I do not want to ruin it. Locking up my tablets and phone in my closet would at least discourage me to get up from my bed, especially during the winter months!

2. Create a routine, and allocate time for hobbies

There was a time when I would go for a run at least two/three times a week. Now I hardly remember the last time I went for a run. I always seem to have an excuse. Hence, from now on, Mondays and Thursdays are my running days; Saturdays and Sundays are gardening days.

3. Buy physical books

I am not an avid reader, but whenever I do read, it seems to be digital content. So I have decided that the best thing to do is just buy paper books and magazines. They might be little more expensive but hey, there’s a price for everything, right?