Lately, I’ve been hearing these words used quite often and thought I should google the meaning.
“A digital detox refers to a period of time when a person voluntarily refrains from using digital devices. These may be smartphones, iPads, laptops, computers and social media platforms. This form of detox has gained popularity as individuals have increased their time spent on digital devices and the internet”. Wikipedia
In this busy ever-changing world, we are becoming more dependent on digital devices. Technology is so advanced that it has taken over our lives. We are now reliant on them.
Mobile communication have helped save lives across the world. Sadly a few people have lost their lives taking selfies in dangerous places.
I never leave home without my phone. My phone is my companion, my ‘security blanket’, my only means of communication when I am away from home and so it goes on.
There is so much exchange and sharing of information on Social’s media with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter just to name a few. Food photography, selfies and holiday photos are instantly posted on these platforms. I must admit, I am guilty of doing all this.
Impact on excessive screen time
The below website states the pros and cons of excessive use of screen time. Overuse can impact our lives physically, emotionally and financially.
Digital Detox Breaks
For those people who would love to take a break from their devices, you can now get away from it all!
Recharging your internal batteries, and reconnecting with nature may just be the answer.
Travel and Tour Companies have now come to our aid and put together special “Digital detox” retreats/breaks. These mini holidays enable people to switch off digital communication and engage in meaningful conversations with fellow humans!
Here is a list of the 9 top destinations that Qantas Holidays have planned to find your inner peace.