Body Detox. We all have done that at some point in our lives. But have you ever tried to detox your mind? Well, if you haven’t, this might be the right time. While we all, in some way or the other are surrounded by by the technology or the internet; our mind is in a bad need to relax.
Digital detoxing, or taking a break from technology and the internet, has become increasingly popular in recent years. While being connected 24X7 is the need of the hour, people, especially parents try to combat the negative effects of constant connectivity for their family and themselves.
So are you, as an individual, ready for the digital detox? In this blog post, we will explore the benefits and drawbacks of digital detoxing for you (& me) to make a choice.
Benefits of Digital Detoxing:
Detox helps you increase your productivity. Confused? Yes, you read it right. One of the main benefits of digital detoxing is that it can help to increase productivity. When we take a break from technology and social media, we get time and energy to focus more on the tasks at hand, without the constant distractions of notifications and messages. We often do not realize how much of our precious time is wasted in exploring those reels or tweets on the internet.
Do you too have those dark circles and puffy eyes? Ever wondered what this digital world might be leaving you in? When we are glued to the screen, what we do not realize is the amount of blue light our eyes and body takes in. The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt our sleep patterns, leading to insomnia and other sleep disorders. By taking a break from technology before bed, we can improve the quality of our sleep and wake up feeling more refreshed.
Improved Mental Health:
Not sure about you all but this constant connectivity has often left me feeling anxious and stressed. While social media and digital platforms bring a lot to celebrate and enjoy. The package also get you stress, corned and even self conscious at times. Digital detoxing can help to reduce these negative feelings and improve our overall mental health. Switch off the gadgets for sometime and understand and appreciate the real world; the real you.
When we disconnect from technology, we have the opportunity to tap into our creative side. Without the constant distractions of the internet, we get the time and energy to focus on other activities such as reading, writing, or drawing, which can help to inspire new ideas and boost our creativity.
Drawbacks of Digital Detoxing:
FOMO (Fear of Missing Out):
One of the main drawbacks of digital detoxing is the fear of missing out on important news or events. over the years, we have become used to being constantly connected to the internet and social media to an extent that newspapers or the news challans are struggling to hold their places in the market. This is exactly why it can be extremely difficult to disconnect without having the fear of missing out on something.
Social Networks Disconnection:
Another drawback of digital detoxing is the disconnection from social networks. Social media has become an important part of our daily lives, and it can be difficult to stay connected with friends and family members without it.
Reduced Access to Information:
When we disconnect from the internet, we also lose access to a wealth of information that is available online. This can be a drawback for people who rely on the internet for research or work-related tasks.
My real-life fear. Digital platforms come with a lot of opportunities. Especially for people like us who write and work on this platform. Digital detoxing can majorly lead to missed opportunities. A job offer or an important email, or even a fund transfer, everything, these days works on the digital platform. Being disconnected from the same, even for a day, might cost you a lot.
In conclusion, digital detoxing has both benefits and drawbacks. While taking a break from technology can help to increase productivity, improve mental health, and boost creativity, it can also lead to feelings of FOMO, disconnection from social networks, reduced access to information, and missed opportunities. The key is to find a balance that works for you, and to use technology in a way that is healthy and productive.
Since I work in social media, I don’t think I could do a detox but working in it has taken away the sheen and hold it can have over casual users.