Digital doesn’t need to be toxic, but our hectic schedules sometimes cause us to forget about the more important things. When was the last time you made an effort to fully “switch off” for 24 hours? Can’t remember? You might find a digital detox is just what you need.
Taking a step back from technology for a given period of time has proven to help people re-balance their priorities and get in the quality family time so many people crave.
Martin from Devon took part in a digital detox:
My wife and I are big tech addicts and our three children, all under 10 years old, LOVE using iPads and iPhones. Night after night, they would watch or play on it for a couple of hours, and to be honest, we were happy with the peace and quiet so we’d let them. I stumbled across http://www.digitaldetoxing.com after seeing some research about technology and child development. We’ve since just been letting the kids access the devices as a “treat” in the hope that this helps them grow up with the right priorities. We’ve also been trying to cut back ourselves, so as not t be hypocritical, and I must admit, I feel more focussed at home and work and am appreciating the more important things like family time.
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