What I did to prepare for my "Unplugged Day"
Covered my light switches with pieces of fabric to remind myself not to turn on the lights
Turned off my air conditioning
Put reminders on the microwave
I also got all my laundry and dishes clean the day before. I got my grocery shopping done before hand and told people who I would normally talk to daily that I was going without phone, internet etc so they wouldn't worry if they couldn't contact me.
During the day I worked on my hexies. I haven't made the opportunity to add any hexies for a while - it was so fun to get back to!
I also had printed out reading material on going with out electricity, self awareness and meditation articles.
At night I took notes of the day, read, and squared up half square triangles. I also sat for long periods of time watching the goings on outside.
The picture above shows how I was able to enhance the candle light. I made two 'towers' out of books and stuff then taped a piece of aluminum foil (shiny side down) it reflected the candle light to a certain area so I could read and square up blocks with more ease.
My day without electricity was much needed and very thought provoking and serene. I'm still pondering and writing personal notes about the day and hope to incorporate elements of the day into my everyday life.