The average adult will spend 34 years of their lives looking at laptops, phones and televisions according to a recent survey from Vision Direct. Yes, you read that right, 34 years…
Over the past year, our technology devices have provided a vital outlet to staying in touch with those we love and allowing a vast majority of us to remain in work. But introducing a digital detox to your routine could be just what your wellbeing needs.
Always being connected can leave us itching to check our emails, texts and social accounts more often then we should. Which in turn can affect our ability to input a healthy work / life balance and be present fully during times when we should allow our brains to switch off and relax.
Ever had FOMO (fear of missing out?) Chances are that feeling has been fueled by social media; seeing in real time how much ‘supposed’ fun everyone else is having. Comparison kills contentment but a digital detox can help enable healthy boundaries.
A full detox isn’t realistic for most people's lifestyles. Start off with making small incremental changes over time to reap the benefits.
Most smartphones and laptops have the ability to send you notifications on the time spent on your device. These can be a helpful reminder of how the minutes can add up! But remember, don’t be too hard on yourself.
Influencer and campaigner @venetialamanna swears by 48 hours offline each weekend. If you need some encouragement to get off your tech, give her a follow.