The Digital Detox with Kate Airey

It’s become the cultural norm to be constantly glued to technology, even though it’s an incredible thing it can have a negative impact on our lives. We can nearly always access our emails and social media so no wonder it is difficult to unwind.

The tips below are somewhat subtle, however if you are digitally dependant they may initially seem huge and unachievable, but trust me when I say, you can do it and when you do implement them they will have a positive impact on your life.

  • Schedule in some time each day away from technology, whether you delve into a book, go for a walk, cook or spend more time on a hobby you love. Make sure this is completely tech free. Take time to be in the moment, enjoy the head space and be 100% guilt free as you do it.
  • Delete all unnecessary apps on your phone. I have recently deleted Facebook off my phone. It became so addictive, with a single second of boredom I would make that fateful swipe, I would spend 10 wasted minutes swiping down my news feed achieving absolutely nothing, distancing myself from the present moment. Break the cycle, if feels incredible when you do it.
  • Switch off in the evening. Set a time in the evening where emails are shut down and the phone is placed out of site.
  • Eat your meals tech free, without television, iPad, tablets, or phones. Be strict about it - learn to talk again, focus on a conversation, laugh, enjoy your food. If you are eating on your own see this as head space and time to enjoy your food, or schedule in meals with friends and family.
  • Exercise is a must. Take a walk on your lunch break, take up a hobby you've always wanted to do, dust off your bike, or get out and garden more.

These are all small changes in a busy, hectic way of life, but they can make a significant difference.

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