Everyone needs a digital detox now and then. For some of you whose business depends on social media engagement, this can be scary. But trust me, a little time away will do you a lot of good.
Digital detox comes in different forms. But overall these steps will help you sail through without any withdrawal syndrome.
Turn off notification
Try turning off notification to emails and social media during certain hours in the day.
Not only will you find that you are more focused on your work but also see the genuine attention you give your co-workers and loved ones.
Rules are good
Set some no digital zones in your home and office. These are specific places where you are not allowed to be on the phone, tablet or the computer.
It can be your bed, the sofa, the dining table. Take it as an opportunity to be in the present and not worry about what you are missing by not being online.
Set a time limit
This one works for me. I set time limits for my time on digital devices and social media. I must accept I do cheat at times, but most of the time I stick to the time I set. I give myself a fifteen minutes of social media if I get a major task done. Or read on the Kindle if I finish my chores.
So this is how I like to detox. I’d love to hear about your tricks and tips on digital detox.
Social media fast
We Indian love to fast, Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Sunday, for husbands, for children. We have a fast for every occasion and every reason. Why not try a fast that allows you to eat food. Try the social media fast. Go off all social media for a day, a weekend, a week maybe. Tune off all notification and see how relieved you feel. But don’t be fooled. It may sound easy, but it’s not, especially if you are addicted to mindlessly scrolling through your feed on Instagram or saving pins to your board on Pinterest.
But where there is a will there is a way. Stay strong!!