We are all guilty of it and it’s not our fault. Technology is taking over every square inch of our existence and it seems like it happened overnight.
I remember growing up when there were days, even weeks I didn’t see a screen or touch an electronic device. Now it seems there is not a room or object in my home that is not connected to technology somehow (I even have an electronic toothbrush!).
It’s insane to think of the world without these conveniences we’ve come to rely so heavily on.
Whenever I feel a lack of creativity I go outside. Taking breaks to walk Finley or even flip aimlessly through a magazine have been helpful. If you find your inspiration lacking, eyes twitching, or mental capacity maxed-out I urge you to take a digital detox.
The health benefits you will receive include (but are SO not limited to) improvement of sleep, critical thinking skills, social interactions, creativity, productivity and a decrease in anxiety, stress and insomnia.
I will make it easy and list five simple ways to start your digital detox NOW.
MSF Digital Detox Week
- Replacement therapy-Replace one digital activity with one non-digital activity every day this week
- Balance-Commit to 20 minutes of non-technology related activity and/or rest for every 1 hour on technology
- Just say no-Eliminate all unnecessary gadgets from your daily routine (gaming devices, iPods, iPads, basically anything for entertainment)
- Play-Instead of turning on the TV, read, color, do a puzzle or any other activity that does not use technology or a screen
- Unplug to recharge-2-3 hours before bed do not look at a screen and unplug any electronics in your bedroom
I want to hear your results because I know they are going to be amazing. It feels SO good and actually freeing once you get used to it. I am positive you will be sleeping better, feeling less anxious and more productive in just one week 🙂
Happy detox week!