We spend more time on the Internet than we do in our sleep. So sometimes everyone needs a digital detox. And where else to arrange it, if not at your favorite cottage? Here is only, planning “unloading” summer, you understand that it is unlikely to be eliminated by 100%. There are still a couple of concrete reasons not to turn off the Internet even in the country. After all, without it, we can’t do a lot of important things.
1. Make regular payments
How great it is to escape from the stone jungle and forget about everything! But utilities will not pay for themselves. You will also have to top up your mobile phone balance. And pay fees, and most partnerships prefer cashless payments. And if someone else has a loan hanging on… Internet to help!
2. Quench the event hunger
Sometimes it is better to stay away from the news, but it is also uncomfortable without it. Imagine, you go back to civilization, and everything has already happened… And you missed all this extravaganza. It’s a shame!
Or you can not miss it! You can also watch your favorite TV channels and news programs at your cottage. You can watch it on TV or on your laptop.
3. Use mobile apps
About everything depends on the weather at the cottage. Few people remember folk signs. But a lot of widgets and apps for smartphones and tablets can predict the weather. In General, mobile apps can do a lot of useful things: plan plantings and check the lunar calendar, make schedules for watering and fertilizing, identify unfamiliar species and varieties from photos, search for clues in case of plant diseases or pest infestations.
And if you are suddenly ill, and not the plants, you can get an online doctor’s consultation through the app, without getting out of the hammock. By the way, you can also call an ambulance through the app.
And even when you are going home, the Internet will be useful here: you can easily check the bus schedule, find out the forecast for traffic jams and options for bypassing them.
4. Select books and movies
What about when you spend your summer vacation with your children or grandchildren, pedagogically depriving them of their favorite computer games and cartoons from YouTube?You can, of course, bring your home collection of literature. But then the seedlings won’t fit in the trunk… The best collection of fairy tales, as always, will stay at home. On the spot, it turns out that all the books brought are boring… A library in digital format does not take up space, and is available at any time, and it is convenient to” absorb ” its contents in various ways: you want-with your eyes, you want-with your ears.
5. Coping with the crop
Just waved off the seeding machine — and already the second coming of cucumbers and tomatoes is coming. Cherries fall directly on the path, and the” circulation ” of zucchini threatens to break the records of all summer cottages. What should I do with all this if my ideas run out? Turn on the Internet and go for tips and new recipes.
Another assistant in procurement matters is a TV with programs about country life. It can be viewed even in the background under the cheerful ringing of cans, without distracting from the unequal battle with the crop.
6. Make important purchases
Ah! Banks are running out! It is time to replace the gas cylinder, the dryer did not survive the Apple onslaught, and the seaming machine is as close as ever to the end of its career… Even if you bring everything you need to the cottage in two copies, you will still need something else. But if you turn on the Internet and order the necessary products in an online store, they will be delivered directly to the gate or to the pick-up point in the nearest town.
7. Communicate and share
Chat with your family on Skype or WhatsApp, measure grown flowers and tomatoes, or post your neighbor’s cats on Instagram — without these little joys, even at your favorite cottage, you can get sad.
Yes, not everyone comes to the cottage to rest and make preparations. Someone brings cases with them. Combining country life and work can be very fun, useful and profitable. The main thing is that the Internet “pulls” without interruptions. So what a detox!
Do you manage to live without a connection? What is the Internet at your cottage for you — a universal evil or an irreplaceable assistant in business?