Throughout quarantine we’ve been talking about the importance of finding things to do outside of screen time such as sewing, cooking or even making music. Now we have another suggestion of a great way to spend your time offline: doing puzzles!
One of reasons we spend such an inordinate amount of time on our phones is that it keeps our hands busy and it’s become an unconscious reflex for us to pick up their phone and start scrolling instead of actively participating in the world around us.
So we challenge you to turn away from mindless scrolling on UK Unplugging Day and get stuck into some puzzles. Wentworth Puzzles, in particular, are a good place to get you puzzling. Their designs are gorgeous (which if you are a regular puzzler you will know is not guaranteed in all puzzles). Their puzzles also contain irregular ‘whimsy’ pieces which often reflect the theme of the larger puzzle, making the puzzle itself harder and more aesthetically pleasing! You can even buy the puzzles in different sizes (e.g. 200 pieces or 800) so you determine how much time you put into them, and you don’t have to compromise on the design if you are new to puzzling
So buy a puzzle today, try it on Sunday 28th and witness the power of puzzles to help you log off.