- Turn off notifications so that the phone doesn’t make noise again and again
- put the phone on flight mode in the evening
- If you are with family, put the phone away
Digital DetoxSmartphones and social media have become an integral part of our lives in this new era. There will be such few people in the world who would not have been a victim of the phone. In today’s era, every home has a mobile phone. When we go somewhere from home, the first thing we check is whether we have taken the phone or not, that is, we have become so accustomed that it is not possible to live life without it. There’s a saying that when you can’t live without something, you’ve got a bad addiction, you just can’t give it up. Well, don’t worry, what we are going to tell about today is a system, if you follow its rules, then you yourself will start making distance from the phone, internet.
According to a report published by the New York Times, social media has become the biggest enemy of our times. Excessive use of it can make our brain sick. According to Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University in the US, the blue light of the phone makes our brain feel daytime even at night. Adam Alter, an author and professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, believes modern technology has never been so ‘efficient and addictive’. He explains that tech companies are using behavioral psychology to force them to use the phone more. This is the reason why experts discovered digital detox to get rid of this kind of addiction.
What is Digital Detox?
If you start feeling restless and tense after not getting the phone for a while, are forced to check the phone every few minutes, feel restless, hopeless and depressed after using social media, or feel left behind is afraid of. In order not to check the phone, then understand that you need a digital detox. Now the question must be coming in your mind that what is this, how to use it so that we can make a distance from the phone, internet. This digital detox is a kind of therapy. That is, understand in simple language that you should distance yourself from the digital world. You forget you even have a phone. You set a target that we have to use the phone only for so long in the whole day.
how to do this therapy
Some people get on the phone as soon as they wake up in the morning. They have a habit of checking their messages, emails or social media profiles. Digital Detox suggests that you do not pick up the phone in the morning. Read the newspaper instead. Exercise or walk, set the focus. Keep notifications off so that the phone does not make noise again and again. While eating, focus on your food so that you can get a balanced diet. If you are with family, keep the phone away. If you are having lunch in the office, then have lunch with a colleague. Keep the flight mode of the phone in the evening, definitely go for a walk in the evening. play with kids. Being with children is the most precious time. Do not use mobile at this time. Yes, if you want to keep the phone with you to take photos, put it on flight mode. Stop using the screen an hour before sleeping. Meaning you should not be in front of the phone screen. Still, if you have a habit of carrying a phone with you, then use Audible apps. Listen to songs, listen to stories. This will not only entertain you but you will also be able to stay away from the blue light of the phone. Distance from the phone before sleeping Using social media while sleeping increases the problem of sleeplessness. More use of internet and mobiles increases work stress and feeling of overwork leads to decrease in job satisfaction. Put the phone in another room before sleeping.
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