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we all need to put the phone down!

Hello, these days all we seem to do with our spare time is check our phones constantly. 
We check our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, pintrest and the list goes on. 
In the last few months i've not posted as much as I used too, unlike this week on my social media, due to too many birthdays and celebrations. But realistacly I'm wanting to keep family life more private, I have many reasons but I just want to upload pictures of my daughter growing up, check in every now and then about my fitness and weightloss and to capture precious moments with friends and family to also just enjoy things more without having my phone glued to my hand. 

Here are my top tips for phone replacements for everyone to enjoy and get used to; 

Turn off notifications 
Set up phone free periods every day 
Get back into your old hobby 
Running 
Walking to places you never knew 
Stand in two places at once 
Reading a book/magazine 
Arrange a meet up with friends catch up face to face not by text
Art and crafts get the kids to join in
Adventure days with the kids 
Local attractions
Build a fort day 
Lush bath 
Become the new sewing bee champ
Morning cafe visit 
Family movie day 
Family lunch date

I hope your enjoyed the read 
Lots of love
Natasha 
xXx 





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