Are you in need of a Digital Detox?

I have just taken a couple days off of social media and I feel great for it.

Of course, I'm aware I haven't been forced to use it, I choose to use socials as much as I do.

A lot of what I do with my blog is on social media.

I love the community I have built.

Knowing that I use social media often, I also know when it's time to tap out and take some time away.


After having a couple days off social media this week, I've decided to take a few more days off next week too.


When to take a digital detox?


- Do you feel like your mood dips a little after spending time on social media?

- Do you feel anxious when you don't have your phone with you?

- Do you struggle to fall /stay asleep?

- When seeing something amazing, do you reach for your phone right away to record it with a need to share with others?

- Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others?


There is no judgement here. I am guilty of all of these (not so much the last one anymore)

Only now I am completely aware of when it's time to step back.


The Benefits of a digital detox:


- Better concentration

- Less stress

- Less anxiousness

- Calmer mind and body (less to process)

- Improved mood

- An appreciation for "the small things" that sometimes get missed


Things you can do during a digital detox:


- Explore nature

- Watch the sunrise and sunset without taking photos, just be present

- Read a book

- Learn a new skill

- Connect with your family, friends, loved ones


I personally spent more time at the local beach, cooked more meals from scratch, listened to some of my favorite music, completed a mindfulness wordsearch (haha it's true! I love a good wordsearch)

I noticed so many beautiful interactions with people on my walks that I would never have noticed if I was glued to my phone.

Whether you take a digital detox for an hour, a day, a week or a month.. personalize it to suit your needs.

I took three days and that worked well for me. Next week, i've chosen to do the same thing. Last year, I took a whole month off. Listen to your body.

Sending love,

Alisha.


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