31 Aug 2014
A typical night at home consists of all different types of technology. Whether it be a phone, an iPad, a laptop or the TV, one of us is always using it. When there is a power cut it shows just how reliant on technology we are. We are lost, not sure what to do with ourselves and quickly become very bored and agitated. Eyes glued to technology generally means we are not spending quality time with one another. Even when watching a film, at some point throughout one of us will be on our phone checking twitter and what not.
On the first of every month, my boyfriend and I have decided to have what's called "a black out night". Inspired by Hannah Maggs, a black out night consists of no technology. That means no TV, no phones, no internet, just the chance to enjoy one anothers company. On our first black out night we played music (that's the only exception to the technology rule) drank wine and played card games all night. It was surprisingly enjoyable not having any access to the internet for one evening (a bit of a rarity these days)! Play board games, read, become a child for the night and build a fort, draw, paint, the choice is endless!
Tomorrow night will be our second ever black out night and I have to say, I can't wait. It's refreshing to take a step back from technology and realize what's important in your life. It's not what's happened in the latest episode of Made In Chelsea or what is happening on Facebook or Twitter, but friends and loved ones. Those special times are what you will remember in the future.
I dare you all to have a technology free evening and see what you think!