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).