Thursday, February 04, 2016 20:15
101 survival guide: how to conquer your internet apocalypse.
1. Re-organize those shelves. Luckily for me, the no-internet problem was caused by moving into my own place. One thing that kept me quite busy was unpacking all the boxes and best of all: re-arranging my shelves! I could start with a blank canvas and for two days I switched books around and carefully thought about a system that would be A. easy in use and B. pleasing to the eye. In case you lose internet with another reason, I highly recommended going through your shelves and do some re-organization.
2. Watching and sleeping. A new job and therefor a new schedule to get adjusted to also worked. Most of the time I was so tired when I got home, I ate some food and then ended up in bed with a movie. These days made it easy to not think about anything else but relaxing and sleeping. I bet watching movies and sleeping could count as survival tips too.
3. Lover/family/friends. There is nothing more important to me than spending quality time with the people around me. Hang out with them, do fun stuff and leave the whole virtual world behind for some time. I would recommend to bring out those good old fashioned board-games and have some competitions! Also important: have some YOU time. Do things you normally feel you don't have the time for.
4. Reading. I bet that is an easy one. Pick up all those books on your TBR pile or catch up with your review copies! If you can't write reviews on your normal platform, like Wordpress, try to use Words or perhaps my method: make notes in a notebook. I love writing down all my thoughts and it makes it easy to catch up with my reviews now that I'm back in blogland.
5. Think. This is the time to take a step back and really ponder about what you want to achieve, where you want to go and what you could/would change about your blog. Is there anything you aren't happy with? Write down a plan and ideas to switch it up. I had a lot of time to think about what direction I want to go and how I want to bring back certain things to regain my inspiration. I wrote down every idea that popped up in my head, made little scribbles and sentences I might want to include somewhere and it really helped me out.
6. Remember. Being without internet is not like the world is ending. Your blog will not fade out of existence. People will not completely forget about you. Take a deep breathe and relax. A break, even if it is a forced one, is not bad every now and then. I have a renewed energy to pick it all up and this small amount of time showed me that I can go without internet if I have to.
7. Shopping. Now that you are not able to go online to order all those books (or whatever you look for), it is time to pay the bookstores a visit or even go to the library. I love going to the bookstore and browse to their shelves.
And 8 could be work-out or sports, but I'm a lazy pants so that wasn't the case for me. I only run in the summer when I feel like it (which explains why I'm out of breathe if I have to run more than ten steps) and at home I do some yoga with Youtube (check out Adriene's account), again, when I feel like it.
What would be your tips if you have no internet for a while?
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.