Time to Log-Off – Digital Detox

Have you find yourself seeing the world through a screen and not your eyes? Have you ever wonder what it feels like to go the opposite way in an increasingly connected world? Do you want valuable thinking time or spending quality time with people who matter to you? What about recharging your batteries?

Time to Log-Off  –  Digital Detox

Well, it’s time for Digital Detox.

What is Digital Detoxification?

A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. A digital detox should ideally be around 24 hours long as a minimum. It can be 72 hours or more if you want to build up to that.

The Problem

Imagine living life without having to reply to someone, read something or document for the moment. Imagine the idea of liberty from the phone,computers and technology as such. We’ve become slaves to it. I’d say voluntarily, but we’ve lost the control of it at some point. Such bad habits can lead you to feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

Time to make some changes in your life

  • Implement the concept of digital free weekends, where all devices are turned off. No text messages, no e-mails, no Instagram, nothing.
  • Physically interact with your surrounds beyond that of a screen, go to the art museum or simply go on long walks
  • Once a week give a time for yourself, just you and nobody else.Read a book drink a wine and relax. Some Hemingway books are good for start
  • During holiday season choose “tech-free” holiday destination as it is becoming increasingly popular
  • Try to announce to anyone you know face-to-face when something important has happened in your life
  • Move phones and chargers away from you bedroom
  • Watch every episode of National Geographic “Live Free or Die


Just remember: it should be gradual withdrawal as first day can be a real nightmare.