Thoughts from National Day of Unplugging

I hope that many of your enjoyed #nationaldayofunplugging. It was nice to take 24 hours to #unplug from my devices.  I was able to take some time to myself which is always needed. I read, ate good food, spent time with my family, went to Haute Sauna Studio, shopped, was able to breathe and think without any noise or distraction.

One of the things that I did during the day was to observe. I watched couples use their phones while they ate brunch, women taking pictures of their outfits at a clothing store and even observations of myself.  I remembered that sense of peace without my phone.  When you don’t have your phone you’re able to live in the moment and be present. It’s truly a beautiful gift.

Our brains were never meant to be processing so much shit at once.  There have been studies done that show our devices are causing us to stress, have sleep deprivation, be less productive, have anxiety, have depression and the list goes on an on.  But no one wants to do anything about it.  Because we’re addicted.  Think about it.  The first step to addiction is admitting you have a problem. And pretty much everyone would need to be going to a meeting over this addiction.  WE NEED OUR PHONES.  Right? I NEED TO BE ON MY PHONE FOR MY JOB.  FOR MY KID.  FOR MY LIFE.

I know that I have an uphill “battle” with helping people with my digital detox program because we’re all in denial.  I was in denial for a long time too.  It’s time we look at the portion control of our device time and find balance with it.

Everyday Life Coach Podcast – Episode 4 – Digital Detox Tips

This week’s Everyday Life Coach Podcast is tips on how you can add elements of my digital detox to your everyday life.  One of the things that I suggest in my podcast is to turn off notifications. TURN THEM OFF.  Here are instructions on how to do it for Android or iPhone.  What you’re going to find is by turning them off you’re going to spend less time looking at your phone and that means more time to be present and focused on yourself and the people who are actually around you LIVE.  There are three other tips in the podcast. You’ll have to listen!