I’m a busy lady; my phone is glued to my hand most of the time and if by any chance it is not, that’s because I’m either online shopping on my tablet or writing assignments/ blog posts on my laptop.
Some form of technology clings to me throughout my everyday life and at times it is exhausting.
I get hundreds of notifications per day and in between addressing them, I’m checking Facebook, texting my fiancé to pester him about what we’re having for tea or checking my blog stats obsessively. I’m wiped out.
When I worked as an optician, we sold a special lens that filtered out the artificial blue light our screens were beaming at us. Studies show that the blue light produced by devices causes fatigue.
No wonder I’m so tired.
Excessive blue light at night can even disrupt your sleep, so it’s time to think twice about looking at your phone in bed, which is something I am definitely guilty of.
Then I stumbled upon the concept of a digital detox.
We’re not talking cold turkey here (I don’t know anyone who would be able to do that!). The detox consists of taking baby steps to distance yourself from your devices over a period of 7 days.
Day 1 is nice and easy, all it asks is that you use a traditional alarm clock to wake you, instead of using your phone. Each day asks a little more of you and day 7 is the big one, the day with zero digital devices.
This infographic explains it in a nice, concise manner:
It looks really manageable, doesn’t it?
I plan on buying a handsome alarm clock and starting it next Monday, when I’ve handed in a my uni assignment. That way, my 7th day is on a Sunday, meaning I can dedicate my full attention to my little family.
I’m feeling really excited about this. Who’s joining me?