According to a study done by The University of California, San Diego, and published in The Huffington Post, 61% of respondents cannot ignore their device if they’ve received a text, email or call, 73% of participants feel that technology contributes to their stress, and 3 out of 5 people spend more free time on their computer than with their spouse.
With the world being so consumed by technology, some people just need to take break from it. That’s where the digital detox comes in. According to Inc.com, a digital detox is cutting yourself off from some or all technology for a set period of time. The length of time does not matter, but a digital detox could have some really positive effects on your body, mind and lifestyle.
These effects include:
- Blossoming relationships
- Improved posture
- A better night’s sleep
However, because our minds and bodies are so used to technology, going through a digital detox could possible have some negative effects as well. These might include:
- Forgetting important details that your phone normally remembers for you, ex; meetings, notes etc.
- If your brain is focusing on trying to remember the important details that your phone usually remembers, it could be using up all that energy and not have enough left to regulate your emotions, causing your body to go out of whack.
While technology is bringing us great advancements that change the way we live our lives, it is important to not rely on it too much, and to take a step back and detox when we need to.