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!!
Therefore, yes, I recommend it. A digital detox time, going offline for a few weeks, can truly bring more harmony and 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 for sure, 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 real friends in real life and had real conversations, sitting at the table in the garden, and nobody had a cell phone yet? I do :-)
This then brings up the question: how much of all of that is then only a waist of time, and how much of it is useful?
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, those groups are a great place where to meet.
As we recently discussed the use of social media platforms with co-workers in the office, we came to the conclusion that there is a fine line between the wise use of those websites and the addiction to them. The numbers of useless distractions on those websites are not serving you, but they are consuming your time and energy.
Having to be online all the time, having to be reachable every minute of your day, is not good for your health. It is actually pretty bad for your work-life-balance. More and more people begin to turn their phones off more often in the evenings - and that is a wise step.
Yes, I do prefer personal conversations (also video chats), to those text messages that are so unpersonal .... I appreciate to see the person 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 ***