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Embarking on a Digital Detox

Embarking on a Digital Detox

"Unplug to recharge" - Unknown

Have you also been thinking lately that your attention span is…decreasing? Yeah, we feel you on this one.
Embarking on a digital detox is crucial for maintaining mental and emotional well-being in our increasingly connected world. We've all heard it before, but the constant exposure to screens and digital devices can lead to feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and burnout. At times, it can feel so suffocating having constant notifications pop up on your devices, such as emails, text messages, and social media updates. Not only that, but it has become far too easy to just compare our lives to others, as well as our attention span slipping away as we scroll, scroll, scroll, from one short video to the next.

Now, we're not here to bore you with things you already know (or to make you feel bad!), we're here to simply suggest some helpful tips that you may want to take action on to give yourself a bit of a digital detox. 

Simply hanging out with friends is the perfect digital detox!

Digital Detox Tips

1. Digital-Free Day (Or Weekend)

Dedicate an entire day to being completely digital-free. Turn off your phone, computer, and other devices, and embrace activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Spend time with loved ones, engage in hobbies, or explore new experiences without the distraction of screens.


2. Social Connection

Prioritise face-to-face interactions and meaningful connections with loved ones. Arrange meetups, gatherings, or outings with friends and family to foster genuine connections and create lasting memories without the distraction of screens. 

Gentle Reminder -  socialising doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend money.


3. Tech-Free Zones

Designate specific areas in your home as tech-free zones where screens and devices are not allowed. This could include the bedroom, dining room, or living room, creating spaces for relaxation, connection, and quality time with loved ones.


4. Digital Decluttering

Dedicate time to decluttering your digital devices and spaces. Organise files, delete unnecessary apps, unsubscribe from email lists, and streamline your digital life to reduce overwhelm and improve productivity.


5. Unplugged Meals

Create designated times for unplugged meals where you enjoy your food without the distraction of screens. Turn off phones, TVs, and other devices, and enjoy your meal while focusing on the present moment.


6. Nature Walks

Take a break from screens and spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Go for a walk in the park, explore local walking tracks, or even a walk around the block. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world.


I know it can be hard to find a moment for you to relax and disconnect from the busy world we live it, so by allowing yourself to try one tip we have suggested, you may start to notice a positive difference in your day to day life.


Take care,

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