7 Steps to Planning Your Next Digital Detox
Digital detox: A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. - Oxford English Dictionary, 2013
Disconnect to connect. Unplug. Digital detox. These terms are all the rage at the moment, representing the act of stepping away from our adored electronics and reconnecting to the world around us. Even unlikely players like communications companies and app developers are getting on board. We highly recommend taking a break–in whatever form works for you–and have broken the process down into seven easy steps for you to put into action. Good luck!
Before you begin planning, get excited! A plethora of awesome publications across the web are getting down with the digital detox – from this infographic guide to this detailed account of one man's 25-day hiatus from the WWW. YouTube is also a good resource to scour for creative inspiration–check out this great clip for starters.
TIP: Rather than printing out articles you'd like to read later, use an e-reader such as Pocket or Readability to enjoy them when and where it's convenient for you.
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