With the rise of Covid around us, we all have been separated from each other, unable to meet physically and connect among ourselves. The uncertainty of Covid has created mixed feelings within our minds that includes fear, sorrow, loneliness and more. We have been trying to substitute these feelings by looking up to our devices and getting trapped into it most of the time during our day thinking that will help us to solve our issues.While devices were created by humans to use as a tool to provide us with information , it has made us all rely on them to fill our boredom, loneliness and sorrow.
The more we spend time with our devices, the less is the time we spend with our family and children. The more we live in the digital world, the less we live in the real world. The more we spend time going through social media, the less we spend time on ourselves.
We have been consuming a lot of good and bad information overloading our minds and our brains. This gradually results in us feeling extremely tired , drained and feeling unenergetic. It is important to realize that if we don’t become conscious of our digital time, we will have to pay the price later with ill health. Information is just like food. As undigested food in our body can cause us harm. Undigested information can cause harm to our intelligence and impact our mental health.
As some of us carry out detoxing our bodies by refraining from baked , sweet and unhealthy foods, a similar detox is required to protect our mental health.
Digital detox means giving yourself time to refrain from digital devices that include TV, Laptop, mobile devices etc.
Today I'm going to share with you 4 steps to implement digital detox into your daily schedule.
1.Preparation - This stage involves preparing the day before by silencing notifications on your device and placing it in a room where you don’t sleep.
2.Start - Begin your day without looking at any device at least for an hour.
3.Engage - Engage in an activity with yourself, your family or outdoors .
4.Allocate - Restrict the time you spend on social media . Allocate short intervals of time to go through social media. Set a reminder to help you get back from social media.
Following the above steps, you will notice that you will be able to better manage your time and energy on digital devices and use it when required rather than allowing them to distract you from your daily life.
Let’s all use our time effectively and not allow devices around us to steal our time, focus and energy from us.
I love this idea! I have almost all my notifications silenced on my phone and it has really helped.