For the first time since Christmas I am taking a week off. This time I have decided to go one step further and have a digital detox.
You might be like me, one of those people who checks their emails the moment they wake up, looks at Facebook and other social media platforms, then suddenly realise that you’ve been sucked into the time wasting vortex.
I do love social media, and I do schedule my day so that I am most productive, but over a weekend I find I’m checking social media more often, and actually a phone call or letter to friends means more than a 140 character post.
So with that in mind I’ve decided to quit everything for the week- no podcast, no social media posts, no emails.
I’m going to be doing more of this! I was drinking this yummy coffee on the beach in St Ives, Cornwall this morning.
My challenge for you this week is to look at your own social media usage. Can you send a card rather than an email birthday post, can you make a phone call to your overseas friends rather than writing an email, can you go out and have coffee with friends this week rather than trying to fix a day in the future?
Let me know in the comments below what changes you have made and if they have brought a positive effect to your life.
Digital detox is so important to try to do at least once a year. Technology is becoming part of our everyday lives and it is important to remember the everyday, rather than letting it take over our life.