Young Observer

Unplug yourself and have some fun in 2019

Here are some fun ideas to add to your day-to-day routine and some tips for unplugging the family in 2019.


• Make an effort to eat every meal without looking at your phone

• Set a specific daily time limit for social media, or try giving it up entirely

• Look up, put your phone away when you’re walking to and from places

• Avoid phone and laptop screens for 30 minutes before bed

• When you do a fun activity, just enjoy the moment and resist the urge to take and post a picture

Fun ideas for 2019

Take a photo today

Give a compliment a day

Speak to someone new every day

Keep a thought journal

Drink water for a month

Give up television or social media or video games for a month

Listen to a new song every day

Be totally honest — so no lying for 30 days (harder than you think)

Draw or paint a picture a day

Learn something new every day

Teach others something new every day

Think of your worst habit, you’ve been meaning to ditch and give it up for a few days

Drink eight glasses of water a day

Cook or bake something new each day

Keep a laughter journal. Write down one thing a day that made you really laugh hard

Go for a run every day

Write a handwritten letter or send a postcard a day to old friends

Learn a dance routine as part of a group

Cycle around Bermuda

Write down a positive thought a day

Before you go to sleep, think about the best thing that happened to you that day

Knit a scarf in a month doing a few lines a day

Drink a glass of water every morning

Give up saying anything negative about people

Write a book

Go money free or live on a strict budget for a month then splash out at the end

Face a new fear a day — talk to a stranger, pick up a spider … push yourself put of your comfort zone

Learn to love yourself just a little bit more each day. You deserve it

Take a photograph of your food every day — it might force you to prepare nicer looking meals

Experiment wearing a new outfit every day

Take up a new interesting hobby — tai chi, free running, boxing …

Write loads of cool ideas for things to do, put them in a hat, and pull out a different thing each day

Tell someone you love them each day

Text, write, message people you care about and tell them why they’re important to you

Learn to draw the human face — record your progress in a sketchbook and be amazed at the results