In this day and age, being constantly glued to screens and attached to our phones has become an addicting habit that seems to enhance but sometimes disrupt our ways of living.
With this in mind, I do think that the Easter holiday calls for everyone to reassess their reliance on the digital world.
To avoid burning out from a digital overload, sometimes we really need to ask ourselves, ‘do I really need to bring my phone everywhere?’
Over the past few years, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of times I check my phone and my overall dependence on the digital world. I’ve noticed that I’m posting less and less, having fewer online chats, and not going on as many apps as I did before.
Doing these simple things can really help you take a break from the world, especially when your phone won’t stop buzzing.
Keep calm, be bored
Can you remember the last time you were bored? An amazing thing happens when you are not constantly stimulated. Your mind quietens down.
I don’t do bored very well, but when I am, I come up with the best ideas and new concepts. (I was told by one of my staff not to come back from holidays with the idea to write a new book or launch another business…which happens each time I have a low-key holiday. I couldn’t promise it!)
I’ve found this awesome app called Insight Timer. There are thousands of free mediations and my favourite is Yoga Nidra which is a progressive muscle relaxation. It’s so relaxing.
Disconnect to reconnect
At the moment I check my email first thing and last thing in the day – as I do the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram twirl. Like most professionals, I spend up to 10 hours a day online.
I really think it’s worth asking the question…would I find it difficult to not take my phone with me down to the beach, to grab a coffee, to go for a walk, to go to bed?
It can be difficult turning off from those email and Facebook notifications but I can assure that once you do, even just for an hour, you will feel refreshed. So, ditch the phone, step outside and appreciate the beauty around you.
Get your digital detox on!
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