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, it is very healing too.
Therefore, yes, I recommend it. A digital detox time where you're going offline for a few days, this can truly bring more harmony, more peace, more calm into your life. It's for sure worth trying.
Are you controlling your apps on your phone, or are those apps controling you? Are they taking your time, your attention and your energy away 24/7? Apps are great if they really save you time in your daily life. But if they demand your focus and your time too often, then there is something wrong. Maybe that's why you feel exhausted?
Already a few months ago, I removed many apps from my cell phone. What a relief. I discovered that these steps brought one thing to surface: There is a belief among people that one has now always to be available, non-stop. But how much of this is really true?
Do you really have to be available to others 24/7? People then wonder why they feel exhausted and burned out. But in that idea of having to be available to all others all the time: how much are you giving your power away to others?
You really don't have to follow the habits of others when it comes to social media contacts.
It is truly wiser if you decide to set healthy boundaries here too.
Do you remember the good old times when you met with friends in real life and had beautiful conversations, sitting at the table in the garden, and nobody had a cell phone yet? I do :-)
It's wise to take the time to ask yourself what kind of qualities you wish to share with other people in your interactions and in your conversations. Are those conversations and what you share with others on all those apps and websites truly raising your vibrations and nurturing you? Or is it just feeding on your energy and then somehow exhausting you? Set new boundaries if they are consuming your precious time and energy.
Another good solution is to turn off your mobile phones and tablets for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day, every day. Yes, you can actually teach all your contacts that you're no longer always available for them.
To be online all the time and to be available every minute of your day, all this is not good for your health. Yes of course the ego likes it, because the ego loves to get attention and approval from others all the time. But all this is really not nurturing your heart and your Soul...
Think about 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.
Have you also observed that many people are not present in the here and now with their friends who are sitting at the same table? They are not present with them with their hearts anymore, because their attention is inside their smartphones.
Mindful conversations where both partners are fully present in the now-moment with all their attention, that is real quality.
Yes, I do prefer personal conversations (also video chats), to those text messages that are often so superficial. I appreciate 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...
Some people may live together but still be emotionally unavailable for each other. To truly be there for your partner and family members, turn off the cell phones, tablets and TV from time to time. True mindfulness is what keeps love alive. Be there with your heart for those you love.
Activate the answering machine on your mobile, so people can leave a message. Then, enjoy the times when you can turn your phone off....
Love and Light to You,