The reason behind Digital Detox
WE LIVE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY
We are more globally connected than ever before, but life in the digital age is far from ideal.
The average American spends more than half of their waking life staring at a screen. The negative psychological, social and cultural impact is real. Things need to change.
Our ability to stay balanced in this time of exponential technological growth, and create healthy relationships with our digital devices, will determine the future of humanity.
Developing a new code of ethics around technologies, creating social etiquette, setting positive cultural norms, and raising awareness around harmful habits while sharing the importance of mindfulness is urgent.
This is our opportunity to set the stage for future generations and celebrate our humanity along the way.
Together, we’ll redefine what it means to be connected.
The brain needs rest as well
There was an old saying that muscles need to rest while the mind can keep going. That’s not true, the mind needs rest as well.
Downfalls of Mobile technology
We are always connected and as a result, we are even more disconnect from one another than ever.
The whole I want now
Instant gratification has become a major issue and is hurting the very fabric of society. It prevents us from creating meaningful relationships.
This doesn’t mean we need to go on nature walks
Not everyone is into the whole reconnect with nature movement. By just having your phone turned oﬀ or on do not disturb mode helps ground you. Simply turn everything off and just enjoy the peace and quiet and let your mind rest.
One simple place to start is when you’re having meals. Don’t read anything or listen to anything. Just be in the moment of that meal. If you are with people, have conversations without sharing pictures or videos. No technology at the table.
Going to bed
Here is a great opportunity to again have meaningful conversations. That half-hour your lying-in bed waiting for your eyes to drop, make this the time to discuss things you want to keep private between your partner and yourself.
Spend quality time with family and friends. Play board games, go for a walk, spend time at a park, or simply sit on the front porch and talk without cell phones. Start to enjoy your life again without all the technology 24-7.
One of the advantages of being cut off
It allows ideas to gel. The brain is then given the opportunity to reflect on things. Answers to problems will come to you because you are allowing the brain to process what is going on.
Until Next Time,
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This post was written by Karen