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 such as smartphones or 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 live in 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 phones have helped saved lives. And sadly a few people have been killed taking selfies in dangerous places.
I will never leave home without my phone. My phone is my ‘security blanket’. Wherever you are in a public space most people are on their devices.
Food photography, selfies and holiday photos are instantly posted on Social Media. Then exchanging instant responses and likes. 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 cannot take a break from their devices, you can get away from it all!
Recharging our 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 link I came across to a few places that Qantas have planned for you to find your inner peace.