Today, technology is a part of our everyday lives. We can do most things from our mobile devices. We have computers and tablets to use for work and recreational purposes. We have a variety of screens to keep us informed and entertained.
Technology provides convenience and helps us to stay connected. However, it can also distract us from real life social interactions and pressure us to always check and respond to what’s going on.
Taking time away from your devices can improve your wellbeing. It can help you:
• Feel less stressed
• Be more productive
• Spend more quality time with your loved ones
• Reduce back and neck pain
• Sleep better
A digital detox might be just what you need to get into a better headspace. By detaching from technology, you can be more present and give more focus and attention to the important things in your life.
You don’t have to avoid all technology to do a digital detox. This may not be realistic. You may want to focus on setting boundaries around technology use instead. The purpose is to improve the way you use technology to increase the benefits and reduce the harm. You could try:
• A device free day.
• Limiting your device time per day, such as a 30-minute limit.
• Turn off devices at certain times of the day, such as mealtimes, in the morning, before you go to bed or when you’re spending time with friends and family.