Why you need a digital detox

In our modern era, it seems as if we’re always connected to the internet. We use it for work, entertainment, and staying in touch with friends and family. While being connected can be a wonderful thing, there are also drawbacks. In this article, I’ll explore the benefits of digital detoxing and how you can start today to take back control of your life.


The term “Digital Detox” is used to describe the act of disconnecting from technology. It was first coined by the media in the 1990s but has since become more popular in recent years. A digital detox can be accomplished in many different ways, but one of the most common methods is when someone turns off their phone and social media notifications for a set period of time. This allows for an escape from distractions and an opportunity to focus on other things that need attention, like relationships or hobbies.

What is a Digital Detox?

A digital detox is an intentional break from technology. When you opt for a digital detox, you are choosing to give your brain a rest from the flood of information it receives on a daily basis by disconnecting from electronic devices. This includes things like smartphones, computers, tablets, iPads, and tv screens.

Where to Start Your Digital Detox

Start by turning off your phone. This will take the first step of disconnecting you from social media and making it easier to resist the urge to check your email or post on Facebook. Another option is to set aside time each week where you turn off your computer, television, and phone. If you are someone who needs more concrete recommendations, consider creating rules for yourself. For example, don’t look at screens before 8pm or only use social media once a day after work.

No digital detox is perfect, but there are many different approaches. The first thing you should do is figure out what’s the issue with your current usage. Do you spend too long on your phone? Are you constantly checking social media for updates? For some people, it may be best to just cut off all access to screens at night or during work hours. Others might not want to go that far and would rather just unplug their phones from their charger after a certain time frame.

How to Maintain your Digital Detox

It takes about three weeks or sixty days without technology before people can disengage from it completely. It is important to spend time with friends and family, maintain your relationships, and take care of yourself after you have cut off all contact with the digital world. It is also helpful to find different ways to use up time when you are not on your phone or computer.

When we use technology, we often forget about what’s going on around us. It can be easy to become completely absorbed by a screen and lose track of time. In some cases, it can even be dangerous. For children who are looking at screens for an extended period of time, there’s a risk that they’ll develop problems with their eyesight and other vision problems. We should make a conscious effort to disconnect from our devices and take time for ourselves in the real world every day.

How to Mindfully Switch Off Your Devices

When you are scrolling through your newsfeed, are you distracted by the constant updates?

The human brain has evolved to process information in a way that is very different from how the internet works. The brain thrives on face-to-face interactions, while the internet relies on writing, pictures, and videos which are all processed differently. It’s no surprise that this type of interaction can have negative effects on our well-being.

We all know the feeling. Your phone is buzzing, your laptop is blinking, and you can’t seem to focus on anything. It’s too easy for people to get lost online, so they lose track of time and space. One way to avoid this is to set specific times for checking emails or reading articles – say 30 minutes per day. A good idea is to do this before eating lunch or dinner.

How to let go of time pressures in the office

We all have a little voice in the back of our head that tells us we need to get more done. If you don’t, it will likely generate a self-fulfilling prophecy where you automatically fill any downtime with work. But this is not always a good thing – it can actually sap your productivity and make you less happy. Instead, try giving yourself permission to do nothing at work. It might seem counterintuitive but our brains are actually programmed to function best when they’re not constantly stimulated by outside stimuli or impulsive thoughts.


A lot of us struggle with the disconnection of our devices and how it effects our lives. This is completely understandable because we are so reliant on our phones for information, entertainment, and connection. However, the time has come to take a step back and be mindful of all the benefits of disconnecting from your device.

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