Go Offline

I could not have said this better: Make time to unplug from the digital demands of today to rediscover a sense of balance around the beauty and peace around you. 

Why go offline?

In today's world we are constantly bombarded with emails, text messages, social media notifications and so much more. Digital distractions have become the norm in our everyday lives. The problem is that this digital addiction can lead to anxiety, stress, disconnections and loneliness. With the world now at our fingertips, it can be harder than ever to stop for a moment and be with the person right in front of us. 

Making time to unplug leads to better health, stronger relationships, improved sleep, greater creativity and higher levels of productivity. By giving your mind and body the space it needs to recharge and re-energise, you're able to give more in all areas of your life. - Kikki K.

I will be doing 135 offline activities commencing weekend Sat 4 June, 2016 - watch this space.

Digital Detox

Hello World!

I have created this blog to start my journey into digital detox. It was the first word that popped into my head and so I have coined it the digital detox. 

Let me define this a little bit further as I did have some of my friends question me: "Blogging your digital detox seems a little ironic""Photos and videos will be digital" and "How will you post on your blog?"

According to Wikipedia: Digital detox refers to a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic connecting devices such as smartphones and computers. It is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.

OK firstly it won't be a 100% digital detox. It is just not possible as I must use the computer and internet at work for my occupation. I should have renamed it screen-free weekend*. Basically, weekdays are ruled out of this equation. Weekends I want to be able to switch off from the online world and focus on the offline world.

This idea came about when I was doing some window shopping and saw this notepad at Kikki K titled "Go Offline" and the rest happened from there. There is an outside cover which I took off and contained a "30 Day Offline Challenge" calendar. I reckon I could do a full 30 days if I was on a holiday, no work or on maternity leave. Since I don't have any of the 3 boxes ticked, I will resort to an offline screen-free weekend* only. 

(*Note: I can only use a smartphone for taking pictures or videos to prove that I have connected with the offline world. I will put away the smartphone immediately and cannot use it for anything else such as checking emails, social media or make calls. I can only upload the picture or video on a weekday, and not a weekend).