Why Digital Detox Is The Need Of The Hour And Why You Should Do It

Digital Detox
  • Posted By: shpnth_admin
  • June 02, 2018

We are living in a digital era where we are surrounded by internet and smartphones all the time. In fact, the virtual world has entered our real world and has overpowered our real life. People are so much into the virtual world these days, they are just unable to get the hell out of it! And damn, it’s so toxic which in a way affects our health as well. Yes, constantly staying online has made us toxic and why? Because it has made us addicted and any kind of addiction is toxic, breeding negativity. It’s just like an addiction to alcohol or nicotine or caffeine – it absorbs the positivity out of you! And it makes you sick!

And then, constantly into social media is a big distraction, reducing our ability to concentrate, indirectly leading to anxiety. It makes us dependent and vulnerable and we are just unable to live without it. Let someone take away your mobile for a while and experience a mini heart attack! This is the kind of addiction we have reached.

Now, here’s where the idea of digital detoxification comes in! You need to get rid of this addiction, and for that to happen, you need to stay away from any kind of social media and other internet platforms. And that will change your psychology. It will change the way you think, behave and act in a situation. It will make you more social, alas! Social in the real world and bring you more satisfaction and happiness. Because real relationships happen beyond social media!

Now, let’s read how to do it and process behind it. To make social detoxification happen, you need to cut the social media gradually. It just can’t happen in a day.

For this to happen, you need to make a target of one month. For this short period of time, you need to deactivate you Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Now the mind will play the trick here. It will try to take you back to the social media stuff. So, in that case, you need a distraction. You need to develop a new habit like reading novels or starting a new hobby that occupies you most of the time. A hobby that can distract you from social media! For example, you may take up gymming, which is in fact a positive kind of addiction.

The second thing is to build a real life. A life surrounded by real friends, real activities and real happenings! You need to develop heart to heart connection with the people around and only this thing is going to bring some real satisfaction to you.

Third is to start traveling, become more outgoing and extrovert and start spending time with your friends and family. Because this is where the real life is! And before a month, lo, you are out of the digital world and detoxified.

Now, you can again enter the digital world, but keep in mind, bring a certain balance to the real and virtual. And this very balance will keep you happy and satisfied.

Because we can’t deny the social media completely, but surely we can do it once in a while and that’s enough.

Happy detoxification!!!