I wanted to know what Digital Detox feels like. I have to say: it feels good. It is like a mental vacation. No more brain wash. No more gossip. No more ads. No more drama. It is pretty refreshing. It feels calm. It really is like going on a mental diet. Less informations, less stress.
You can even do more, you can do a retreat in a wellness hotel, where you go into total silence.
In Yoga, this time of silence is also known as Vipassana, very healing too.
Therefore, yes, I recommend it. A digital detox time where you're going offline for a few weeks, can truly bring more harmony, more peace, more calm into your life. It's for sure worth trying.
Already a few months ago, I removed all apps from my cell phone. Oh yes, some people did not like it. But hey, they all can still send normal sms, or give a phone call - if they really wish to talk, having a real conversation.
I discovered that these steps brought one thing to surface: who your real friends are, who really cares for you. Because these people, they for sure will write you normal sms, and of course they do call you.
Do you remember the good old times when you met your friends in real life and had beautiful conversations, sitting at the table in the garden, and nobody had a cell phone yet? I do :-)
Sure, I do appreciate websites such as Facebook or LinkedIn because of the groups of like minded people you can meet there. That is really fantastic. Especially in the circles of people who enjoy reading the same books and who share the same hobbies, that can be inspiring and very uplifting, those groups are a great place where to meet.
As we recently discussed this, we came to the conclusion that there is a fine line between the wise use of those websites and the addiction to them. Certain distractions on those websites are not serving you, but they are consuming your precious time and energy.
To be online all the time, to be reachable every minute of your day, all this is not good for your health. Yes, the ego likes it, because the ego loves to get attention from others all the time. But all this is really not nurturing your heart and your Soul.
Some of that is actually also pretty bad for your work-life-balance. More and more people begin to turn their phones off in the evenings - and that is a wise step. You do need that free time for yourself.
Yes, I do prefer personal conversations (also video chats), to those text messages that are so superficial. I appreciate to see and to look in the eyes of the person who wishes to share ideas and talk. Basically, you can say that I do prefer quality conversations to quantity...
That is why for the moment, if you wish to talk with me, please send your message by using the contact form. I don't yet know when I will return to FB, twitter or linkedin. Actually, I do enjoy the calm pretty much :-)
more to follow soon....
*** hugs ***