Away From The Madding Crowd.
May 16, 2022 9:37am CST
Where do you go or where would you like to be on those occasions when your desire is to be away from the hustle and bustle of civilization? Just a few hours - or even a day, for quiet relaxation, meditation and reflection, with no internet, laptop or cellphone around. Your special spot for solitude could be an area in your house, your yard, the woods the park , or somewhere else quiet . And by the way - how long can you go without your cellphone? Pixabay image.
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• United States
My initial response would be the beach. I love sitting and listening to the waves (as well as swimming). But since the beach is far away my quiet place is to take my coffee and go to the nearby park. Sometimes I just sit in my car, enjoy my coffee and people watch. I could probably go a long time without my cellphone.
The bathroom, but someone might still knock at the door and "disturb" me. Some place in "dreamland" should meet the requirements as well. I can't go without cellphone for too long because those who'd contact me daily would panic, even if I were to tell them ahead of time.
• Bangalore, India
@Kandae11 We had enough activities there to keep us engaged. And it was wonderful. We had to submit our gadgets at the beginning of the program and we could only collect them while leaving. Our family and friends could contact us on their landline in case of emergency. We were away from not only phone but also other gadgets and screens including TV
I used to live in the big city with all the traffic and other problems. After 14 years and Covid hits us, i moved to my hometown and it felt so nice not to deal with traffic anymore (eventho in my hometown we still have to face it but not like in the big city). And we live near the beach, so the beach is the answer of your question. And No, i cant go without my phone but i can make it silent for an hours
• United States
We live in the mountains in a community with lots of walking paths and hiking trails so on those days when I need to get away, I just take my dog and we head off to one of those trails. It's very peaceful. If I am home, I can go all day without my cell phone. I usually just leave it plugged in and charging in another room. When I go out, I am disappointed if I forget to bring it with me because I like to hear the Cha-ching noise when I have an eBay sale!