12 most relaxing activities when there’s no Internet

Spending a few days without a reliable Wi-Fi connection? It’s probably good for you—especially if you try one of these activities.

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For a social media consultant, however, going without Internet for a week could be just the opposite.

Usually, I don’t have much trouble backing off my Internet consumption for the week we’re away, but I do travel to the Wi-Fi café every couple of days to check on my client accounts and respond to emails.

So, what does a Web-addict do with all this newfound free time?

1. Take a nap

Chances are, you’re sleep deprived. Depending on the study you read, adults need anywhere from six to 10 hours of sleep per night. I’m leaning more towards six, so I always get a few extra Zs on vacation.

2. Sit on the deck and watch the waves

Or the clouds, flowers, birds, animals, snow—whatever you’ve got. Enjoy nature for a while.

3. Read a book

Whether you like a good old fashioned hard cover novel, the Kindle, or an audio book, no internet connection is the perfect time to catch up on something you’ve been meaning to read. I quite enjoyed listening to an audio book while I sat and watched the waves from my deck. Then I picked up the hard cover I had brought with me. Two mindless reads in one week.

4. Write a blog post

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