Spa Ayurda say that screen time and digital content consumption has gone up dramatically for most people due to the lockdowns, and the upcoming holiday season might be a good time to take a break from our digital devices. So, they suggest an end of year digital detox to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
A digital detox refers to a period of time when a person refrains from using tech devices such as smartphones, televisions, computers, tablets, and social media sites. ‘Detoxing’ from digital devices is often seen as a way to focus on real-life social interactions without distractions. By forgoing digital devices, at least temporarily, people can let go of the stress that stems from constant connectivity.
There are several signs you may ned a digital detox, including feeling anxious or stressed out if you can’t find your phone, feeling compelled to check your phone every few minutes, feeling depressed, anxious, or angry after spending time on social media, and being preoccupied with the like, comment, or reshare counts on your social posts. You may also feel afraid that you’ll miss something if you don’t keep checking your device, and you often find yourself staying up late or getting up early to play on your phone.
There are many reasons why you might want to give up your mobile phone and other devices for a brief time. You might want to enjoy time to yourself without the interference that your phone and other devices create. In other cases, you might feel like your device use has become excessive and is adding too much stress to your life.
Overusing technology is bad for your sleep, your relationships, your productivity, and your self-esteem, and even a small break from technology can help your brain relax and recharge. According to addiction therapist Cali Estes, PhD, founder of The Addictions Coach, a lot of her clients report increased happiness by shutting off social media or putting away their phone after dinner. “Even if it is a small change, your brain will relax and recharge.”
If technology is an important part of your self-care routine, make sure you’re replacing that time with something else that gives you peace. Learn how to meditate, try a yoga class, spend some time in the sun, or take a long bath at the end of a stressful day, and for more information on day spas, massages Auckland and facials Auckland please go to www.spaayurda.co.nz .