Digital detox.. who is going to try??

February 21, 2017 6:02am CST
Well, I could not think of a better title for what I am going to write. Today, I had a little opportunity to stay away from my cell phone and spend some precious time with my baby without the digital device. And don't even ask me how it was. It was refreshing. Sitting beside nature and loved ones is the best feeling. I took this decision almost instantaneously that i will keep away all the digital devices everyday for a certain time. Its a kind of detox from the digital devices. It sounds too easy but i guess its going to be hard. I have decided to go two hours continuously everyday fir 2 weeks, without any digital device at home.(I am very very very serious about this. Not that i have to post something here). Not even to peep the phone when thag tiny notification pops up. Only emergency calls need to be take. If possible i am going to continue beyond 2weeks. So, i want everyone of you to try this detox. Atleast 30 minutes each day and see how you feel. So who is ready for this???
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Feb 17
I am away from the digital devices all day at work. I carry my phone only to call for help with a behavior issue. Other days when I am off work I am away. That is why I do not earn as much as some on any site.
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21 Feb 17
That is great that you dont use them much. I am so addicted to it that i need to stay away from it for sometime everyday
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@Bodyandbrain (13815)
• Gurgaon, India
26 Feb 17
It is really a good idea. I am away from my mobile and laptop for hours every day.
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27 Feb 17
Very nice habit. Keep continuing. Digital devices are very addictive.
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• Gurgaon, India
27 Feb 17
@creativedesigner thanks Yes, very addictive and although I am away for hours from them, I can say that I am not addicted, I miss sometimes when I am away.
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@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
27 Feb 17
@Bodyandbrain It is commendable that you are able to control yourself from addiction.
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@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 17
It seems a good idea and it worked for you well. I am also not online through out the day and I remain away from digital devices for few hours in a day.
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26 Feb 17
Which is really good. We are becoming way too addicted to these. Moderation should be the norm
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@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 17
@creativedesigner Yes, you are very right that we are becoming addicted to digital devices and when our mobile or laptops are not near us, we start feeling restless. 9 out of 10 people could be seen holding mobile at a public place.
@jstory07 (63983)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Feb 17
I already do that every day. We walk down to the pool without any digital devises. When done swimming we go for a half hour walk.
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23 Feb 17
That is very nice Judy. You should keep continuing and I should do this more often.
@lokisdad (4268)
• United States
23 Feb 17
I just came out of a long online detox of about a year. I think its almost impossible to not pay attention to a device these days because we live in a time where almost everything is done with a device. I check my phone because its either work related or family. I have a time of night that i don't answer my phone. It gets shut off and if you want to reach me you have to call my house which only a few people actually have the number. So if they are calling the house its important. During meals we don't take calls or text. I think just knowing and setting usage boundaries was what worked best for us and because it was reasonable for us we have been able to keep it without a problem. No using device while talking to someone. Undivided attention. No devices used at dinning room table. Eating and socializing with family in person only. No using devices when we are spending time together like Movie Night. Bed time No staying up late turn device off or put it so that do not disturb option until alarm goes off. Set boundaries for friends and family. No calling,texting m-f after 10pm unless emergency.
27 Feb 17
This is simply great. I feel this is how we should actually be. We eat with a phone beside and sleep with a phone beside which is really not right at all.
27 Feb 17
Somehow missed your comment @lokisdad. Just reading and realizing i missed something nice. My idea for this detox cam after severe neck pain and irritation in the eye, due to constant bending and looking at the phone. Thats when i realized that i am using too much. There are other better things in life and you have mentioned most of them. They are best moments and best enjoyed with loved ones and ofcourse without the devices.
@lokisdad (4268)
• United States
27 Feb 17
@creativedesigner We live in a techy age and that is fine inevitable at this point really. However we can still salvage what is left of our humanity and live physical interaction with others. We try to make sure that our kids know how to live in both worlds. How to use all of the technology we have to aid in making life easier and being able to keep up with its advances these are and will continue to be skills later needed in life. We also try to make sure that they know how to survive in the world if for some reason it all came crashing down and we had to go back to previously known methods to communicate. So yes writing letters the old way. Talking interacting without technology. Giving them all the possible tools so that no matter what they will be able to adjust well and prosper in any environment with or without technology. An understanding of how things work and how to implement your knowledge and make it work for you with what you have accessible to you at that time.
@Kandae11 (33510)
21 Feb 17
I do that everyday for at least two hours - only my phone is always with me.
21 Feb 17
keep doing it kandase.
@allknowing (60259)
• India
27 Feb 17
This is a nice idea. If you have managed that then you really have self contorl
• Portugal
21 Feb 17
That is great! I do it in the weekends. We get out of the house, to a park or for a long drive somewhere and forget that I even have a phone and a laptop for many hours, sometimes the full day. It's refreshing.