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5 ways to disconnect...

Hey, this is my first post on Poppy and Mop and I am super excited to get to share some things with you.

Last weekend I spent a lot of my time doing homework (yay!!) and blogging but I did, on Saturday, spend some time outside with my family and it made me realise how caught up we are in our own lives and how little we have time to do something fun and active (that isn't PE at school). Don't get me wrong I'm not saying that you should spend every moment outside, offline and exercising (that would be CRAZY!!!) or that social media is taking over our lives or anything like that. I just want to give you some advice on ways you can stay sane in this super-connected modern world. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to take a break and remember the things you enjoy and the things that are important to you.

1.Take some time out- instead of waking up and rolling over to check your phone (admit it you do it) wake up and think for a few minutes. I like to think about how this day will span out. //Did you know that if the first thing you think in the morning is positive then your whole day can change?//

2. Focus on what makes you happy- if you spend time doing what you love your life will seem so much happier- why should you focus on the negatives?

3. Spend some time outside each day-You could take your maths homework outside and spent 15 minutes in the garden doing it. Fresh air is good for you and I find that it often helps me concentrate and what would have taken me 20 minutes is now more enjoyable and takes less time and stress.

4. Spend time with friends- friends are super important, instead of  having 10 friends who you don't really know try and be friends with fewer people but get to know them really well. I know that at high school it is often the person who is the most popular that seems to be the best but does that person really have a friend they can turn to if they need it?

5. Create something every day- whether it be a doodle or a story it is really important that you have some creative outlet- maybe you could even start your own blog! It doesn't have to take you long. I have an art journal at home that I try and draw in every day. I don't show it to anyone so there is no pressure to like my drawings or for them to even be good...(more about that in my next post on Saturday or next Monday)

So there you have it. 5 ways that you can take time out and enjoy your life a little bit more. Did I miss any? Leave you favourite ways to 'disconnect' below. I would love to hear from you!
See you soon

ps. Don't forget to check out Mop's post on Wednesday.
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  1. hey Poppy,
    I agree with what you say in this post-I think it is really important to take some time out and have a break from all the pressure

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. It's nice to get away sometimes isn't it. I love going camping where there is no internet connection to distract you.

  2. Great post Poppy - it is so important to spend time away from social media. Not having your phone in your bedroom at night is a great way to start.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I agree-some people can spend way too long on social media


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