AHH! I’ve been doing so well, posting consistently every day and staying organised! (Check out my last post Blogtober Day Seven – The Meaning Of My Blog Name.) But, today’s topic has posed me a bit of a challenge.
I have to confess I rarely use apps at the moment. I secretly hate my phone as it’s always dying on me, freezing or just generally holding my life up. This means that I don’t like to download apps on it as they take up too much memory and slow it down even more. I pretty much stick to the bare minimum of Facebook and Instagram. (I know right I have to get to a laptop to update my twitter!)
I have recently just purchased a Macbook Pro but I’d be lying if I said I knew what I was doing with it so apps are completely out of the question at the moment. I do have an iPad, but I pretty much only use the most simple games such as Solitaire or Four In A Row!
So I guess I’m going to turn this on it’s head and share with you some things that I can do without an app. Because, technology hates me.
5 Things I Can Do Without An App
- Walk Yogi, because you need two hands to hold on to that monster. If I even attempted to pull my phone out of my pocket I’d be on my bum before you could say boo! Besides, I hate seeing people on their phone when they are walking their dogs. Pay some attention people!
- Read a book, yes an actual real life book. An icy cold tablet will never replace the feeling of real paper between your fingers.
- Do my makeup, surprising as this may seem I am actually capable of doing my own face most days. I love to spend some time experimenting with a new look or colours, and I certainly don’t need an app for that.
- Cook something beautiful, without a recipe. Ah yes, one of my favourite things to do when I’m feeling productive is to cook an entire meal from scratch without any assistance. I love to create my own sauces and sides just by taste checking them as I go along. Try it, you will feel a real sense of achievement.
- Write. Newsflash people, you don’t need a tablet or phone or computer to write something. Grab a pen, pencil, crayon or even a piece of charcoal and start noting down your thoughts and feelings on the nearest piece of paper to you. It could be a notebook, scrap piece or even the back of an envelope. I find this raw and unapologetic way of writing to be the best. It has been the start of many of my blog posts and even some of the articles I write at work.
Please don’t take this the wrong way if you are an app lover, you’re a much more clued in person than me! I’m simply rubbish with technology so I decided to share with you a few things I do in my spare time when I can’t wrap my brain around my laptop.