80 screen-free activities to relax

A large handful of teenagers spend every minute of their free time staring at a screen. Whether it’s compulsively browsing social media or playing video games, teens have a hard time walking away from technology.

Many of our New Year’s resolutions involve spending less time on screens. However, this is a totally unrealistic goal for most. Rather than holding ourselves to an overwhelming and seemingly unachievable standard, we should seek to find other activities that we enjoy that don’t involve technology. Here are eighty activities you can turn to for your enjoyment that will cut down on the time you and other teens spend on technology.

The 80 screen-free activities

1. Go for a walk

2. Cook a meal yourself

3. Read a new book a week

4. Write in a journal morning and evening

5. Take the time to treat yourself to a relaxing bath

6. Challenge yourself to sit quietly

7. Sit outside and enjoy the scenery

8. Go for a run or exercise

9. Go out with friends

10. Try a new hairstyle

11. Play board games with your family

12. Work on a puzzle

13. Play with pets

14. Explore your neighborhood

15. Go to your local farmers market

16. Exercise

17. Paint

18. Make Slime

19. Draw

20. Organize your bedroom

21. Learn a new skill

22. Do a random act of kindness

23. Prepare a treat

24. Create your own song

25. Try new restaurants

26. Visit your local park

27. Read your local newspaper

28. Decorate your room

29. Drive to watch the sunset

30. Try your local cafe

31. Start a garden

32. Go shopping

33. Learn to sew, knit, crochet or embroider

34. Ride a bike or scooter

35. Make a collage

36. Volunteer

37. Host a fundraiser in your neighborhood

38. Have a picnic

39. Dance

40. DIY

41. Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure

42. Teach your dog a new trick

43. Go Swimming

44. Score cards for loved ones

45. Enjoy a spa day at home

46. ​​Make jewelry

47. Practice coding

48. Find a new recipe to try

49. Visit a nearby museum

50. Practice yoga

51. Look through old photos

52. Write a poem or short story

53. Learn a new instrument

54. Make origami

55. Think of new jokes to tell others

56. Complete a crossword puzzle

57. Decorate or revamp your clothes

58. Reverie

59. Go to the beach

60. Talk with your friends and family

61. Tie-Dye an Old Shirt

62. Meditate

63. Enjoy a hot drink

64. Gaze of the Stars

65. Start an album

66. Listen to music

67. Light a candle

68. Write a to-do list

69. Organize a list of books

70. Make a face mask

71. Nap

72. Create a vision board

73. Stretch

74. Write a to-do list

75. Make bath bombs

76. Learn Calligraphy

77. Make a mantra

78. Establish a skincare routine

79. Go to bed early

80. Create a playlist

These activities will allow you to de-stress without relying on technology. By challenging yourself to spend less time on screens, you’ll improve your mental health and overall well-being. This, above all else, must be your priority this year. It is important to prioritize you and how you feel in this coming year.