· By Zara Truman
5 Reasons Why A Digital Detox Is Good For You
A digital detox refers to a period of time when a person refrains from using tech devices such as smartphones, televisions, computers, tablets, and social media sites. “Detoxing” from digital devices is often seen as a way to focus on real-life social interactions without distractions. By forgoing digital devices, at least temporarily, people can let go of the stress that stems from constant connectivity.
1) To reconnect with the world around you
Switching off your devices gives you the chance to reconnect with the world around you, you’ll be amazed at what a beautiful place it can be when you look up from your phone, take off your headphones and simply experience all the sights and sounds that surround you, this is especially the case when enjoying a digital detox retreat abroad!
2) To reconnect with the people around you
While many of us may use our digital devices to keep in contact with each other, it more often than not actually distracts us from connecting with the people who are really around us. Put away your devices and allow yourself to fully enjoy the company of those around you, you’ll be surprised at how much more engaged you will instantly feel.
3) To discover new hobbies
Using our digital devices takes up a surprising amount of time, time that could be put towards picking back up an old hobby or even discovering a new one. Use the time you would spend on your devices doing yoga, reading, drawing, or just about anything else and you are sure to feel much more fulfilled.
4) To sleep better
The use of digital devices has been shown in many studies to impair our sleeping, particularly when used in the hour before you go to bed. Turning off your devices ensures you can get a better night’s sleep and won’t get woken up in the middle of the night by something that could wait until morning.
5) To take some time for yourself
Digital devices allow us to be connected at all times, but sometimes we need time out to simply be by ourselves. Without being immediately contactable you will be able to properly relax, allowing you to switch off your mind as well as your devices.
Combine all these reasons and you get the simple answer; go on a digital detox to enjoy life more. Be in the moment, feel connected to the world and others around you, be happier and healthier and with more time to do the things you enjoy and that really matter, what more reason do you need?