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Top Ten Things To Do When You Lose Internet

You can say, “I can survive a day without the Internet or without my phone!” all you want, but when the Internet isn’t there, you forget just how much you actually rely on it.

Top Ten Things To Do When You Lose Internet

1. Read a book

Internet or no Internet, always read.

2. Go outside

Take a walk the spring, take a swim in the summer, breath in the fall air, or build a snowman. No matter what it’s like out there, outside is a great place to be.

3. Watch TV

Sorry, Netflix, cable will have to do.

4. Play a board game or a video game

Most video games have Internet features, but you don’t have to use them to play the main game. If friends or family are around, play a board game. There’s some good quality bonding right there.

5. Color

Who doesn’t like coloring? I mean, come on.

6. Listen to music

Lie in bed and daydream. Or dance. Dancing is good.

7. Write

You can’t do research, but Word doesn’t need the Internet. Neither does a notebook and pen.

8. Call someone on the phone

When was the last time you actually called a real person and not texted them? Let someone hear your voice. Hear a human’s voice in return. I hate talking on the phone, but trust me, it’s good for you.

9. Rearrange the house

Just wait until your parents or spouse or roommate or whoever you live with come home from work. They’ll love it, I’m sure.

10. Work on a puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are good for you. And fun.

What do you do when you can’t surf the web?

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Things To Do When You Lose Internet

  1. If it’s just the Internet then crying is involved. Usually because it tends to happen when I’m in the middle of doing something that requires the Internet. If the power goes out entirely then it’s reading or staring at inanimate objects. Not a good day when there’s no Internet or workable ceiling fans to zone out on. 🙂

    1. Oh, crying is definitely involved. It’s hard to find something to do without the Internet. Before my sister got home, I just sat there doing nothing, lol.

  2. Usually when I don’t have internet connection I do more or less the same things you mentioned (even rearrange the house, and this is the only moment I “want” to do it). But before doing these stuffs I do, in order:
    1. Swear
    2. Punch the modem
    3. Swear again because the connection is still down
    4. Check every single option regardind the network on the laptop
    5. Swear again, even louder
    6. Start to presume that internet is down not for some problem on the modem or on the laptop, but maybe for a temporary shutdown of the line
    7. Swear like a tropper because “I pay for internet connection ad this is the service???”
    8. Feel exhausted after swearing for an hour and punching everything on my way.
    9. Surrender to the situation
    10. Think about something else to do.
    And then I start with your list…

  3. Love this list! I use the Internet a lot, but being off the Internet is more leisurely. I’m fine getting off the Internet because then I’m probably doing something else relaxing. However, if I actually lose the Internet, I’m actually in a mad rush to fix it because I know something’s wrong and needs to be addressed. I need the Internet to work so if it’s not working when I need it to be, then I need to solve that problem. Hopefully, you don’t have Internet going out all the time!

    1. I feel like the Internet only goes out when you really need it to work. Luckily, I had my blog posts scheduled and already posted for that day, but it’ll still a pain.
      My Internet never goes. It’s spotty in my bedroom, but I’m always working in my office. This is the first time this has happened so we were panicked because we didn’t know what was wrong.

  4. Good Thinking and Ideas Rachel. Just going to add my .02 cents ooops I mean my $2.22 (Inflation factor)
    Go to the pub and play darts:-)
    Gardening
    Play with the cats (laser pointers are a +)
    Pick up that guitar and play it
    Bring my laptop to the coffee shop and get in some writing time (I know you said writing, but I’m just putting my spin on it)
    Dust off those Rosary Beads
    Dig through the closet and find your yoga mat

    1. All good ideas! I did play with my dog and cat for a while. But then I think they got bored of me, lol. Going to the coffee shop would have been an excellent idea. I wish I thought of that last week!

    1. Those are good suggestions as well. There’s a lot of different things we can do that don’t require the Internet. I think we just forget sometimes because we take the Internet for granted.

  5. I hate when the internet doesn’t work. Don’t realize how much a person uses it until it is gone. I am one who will stay off the computer for an entire day or put my phone clear across the room so I don’t get on it. It is nice having a break. I love puzzles. 🙂

    1. We all need that break once in a while. I can go a day without it because I choose not to use it. But when I “can’t” have it, I wanted it more than usual, lol.

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