Open Facebook and someone is either getting engaged or sharing opinions no one asked for. Scroll through your Instagram feed and that one girl from high school is promoting the latest multi-level marketing product and bragging about her "hustle." Pop over to Twitter and you'll be bombarded with celebrities yelling at other celebrities for not doing (read: tweeting) enough to solve the world's problems.
It never seems to slow down or get less frustrating. (Not that it stops us from logging in, of course.) Some days, all the technology can start to feel, well, toxic. And when something is toxic, the best thing to do is take a break.
For this particular technological toxicity, we're proposing a "digital detox." Digital detox means different things to different people. For some, it means completely unplugging from everything digital—your phone, your tablet, your TV, your video games, your laptop, everything.
For others? It can be taking social media out of their daily routine or simply spending less time on their phone.
Digital detoxing, the way we see it, is taking a break from your digital reality to focus more on your actual reality. As with any detox, you'll be ridding yourself of toxins—in this case, digital toxins—to become a happier, healthier person.
There are several benefits to digital detoxing, including but not limited to: