Taking a Digital Detox
By Claire Miles - January 19, 2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed in the digital age? Do you feel like there’s no escape from the constant bombardment of emails, messages, notifications, and updates? If so, it may be time to consider a digital detox. The decision to do a digital detox can seem daunting and challenging to implement in your daily life. But by taking small steps, you can reduce the digital clutter in your life.

A digital detox involves removing yourself from digital and online activities. Depending on your needs, this can be as short as one day or much longer. You will unplug from social media, emails, and other online activities during a digital detox. Instead, you focus on restoring your balance and having activities that don’t require electronics.
When you take part in a digital detox, you can expect to feel refreshed and able to focus on the real world. Studies have found that digital detox can improve mental health and emotional well-being. It also allows you to focus on activities that give you joy rather than feeling like you need to be constantly connected.

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If you’re considering a digital detox, one of the first steps is to plan it out in advance. Think about the time frame and set boundaries of what you will and won’t allow yourself to do during the detox. You may decide to limit your time with electronics and commit to not checking emails or social media during certain hours. Next, think about activities that you can do during the detox. These can range from reading a book to going for a walk to playing board games.

A digital detox can be an effective way to restore balance and help you re-center yourself. This time away from technology will give your mind and body a much-needed break, making you more productive and efficient when you reconnect to digital devices. Take the time to disconnect from technology and reconnect to yourself.