YOUR GUIDE TO A DIGITAL DETOX
Let’s face it. We’re always connected. We’re impulsively checking our phones, laptops and computers for new notifications, and miss out on things going on right around us. What’s the solution ? A digital detox, of course.
There are so many benefits to turning off and tuning in:
- More attention to the moment
- More self-control
- More self-reliance
- Increased productivity
- Less distracted social interactions
- Better sleep
Here’s how to take your eyes off the screen:
Practice makes perfect
A digital detox is all about self-control. Try meditating to prepare yourself. It can help you focus on the moment, and keep you from getting distracted.
Unplug one thing at a time
If you simply cannot unplug from everything at once, try eliminating one piece of technology, website, or app at a time. Trust us, we know it’s hard.
Check out a digital detox camp
These camps are created to reconnect with yourself and others. Some involve workshops, classes, games, writing classes, exercises, analog art, meditation, and much more:
- Camp Grounded (Northern California)
- Unique Camp (Southern California)
- Soul Camp (Pennsylvania)
- Camp No Counselors (Southern California, Tennessee, New York, Illinois)
- Camp Wandawega (Wisconsin)
Let ’em know
Announcing it to the world makes you more responsible for your actions. Let your immediate family and friends know that you are taking a little break from technology. They’ll understand (and hold you accountable).
Have you ever tried a digital detox before? If so, how did it go? Let us know in the comments below. #bareStory