29/05/2016

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).