Reasons to try a digital detox and how to achieve it well
Digital detox refers to a period of time when a person voluntarily refrains from using digital devices such as smartphones, computers, and social media platforms
During the pandemic we have almost doubled our screen time with the use of video conferencing software and more people now working remotely.
Figures from Time To Log Off the digital detox research company show –
We now spend a day a week online.
UK Children spend 6 ½ hours a day on screens.
We spend on average 2 ½ hours a day on social media.
We check our phones on average every 12 minutes.
A study in 2016 showed that on average we tap, swipe and click our devices 2617 a day.
UK adults now spend a total of 25 hours online a week.
Today you can almost do anything on a mobile device including watching a film, checking your emails, reading a book, listening to music and shopping. The list is endless.
When you are at home or on holiday, it can be hard to resist the temptation to check your email, respond to a text from a work colleague, or check in on your social media accounts.
Increased screen time has links to –
- Eye strain
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Neck pain
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems
Digital detoxing can reduce mental health symptoms associated with excess technology use. It can help reduce stress, improve your sleep pattern and create a better work life balance. Have you thought about taking the challenge?.
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