We are more plugged in than ever before. Our daily lives consist of regularly checking emails, responding to texts from friends, mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds, and receiving news alerts. Research shows that about 61 per cent of people admit they are addicted to the internet and their digital screens. According to the experts, too much screen time can have a negative impact on our mood, relationships, sleep patterns, and overall health.
A digital detox is a period of time during which you intentionally reduce the amount of time you spend online on your devices. Rather than thinking of it as a complete break from technology, instead think of it as taking small steps to create boundaries between yourself and your devices. Practicing a digital detox has many benefits, including reduced stress, improved sleep, more meaningful relationships, increased productivity, and a longer attention span.
Here are our 7 tips on how to do a digital detox and make unplugging a regular habit.