TAKE YOUR FREEDOM BACK
Most people are completely oblivious to the all that the digital world steals from them. Imagine how much more time you would be spending on yourself or with your family and friends if you weren’t glued to a screen. Most people wish they had more time on their hands, yet don’t think twice about how long they spend on their phones.
Have we forgotten that there’s a life out there waiting to be enjoyed and experienced? Come on, put that phone down and see how your life, your schedule, and your relationships transform.
No, you don’t have to ditch the digital world forever, but it would be an interesting self-experiment if we all stepped back from our little pocket-sized worlds and paid attention to the real one. At the very least, I’m sure you would realize just how much more time, and freedom, you will gain.
It’s time to take a digital detox & move from an artificial life into a real one.
1. YOUR DIGITAL LIFE IS NOT YOUR REAL ONE
It always feels strange to stop doing something you’ve been doing for years, but when you step out of your comfort zone, you will surely be awakened to what you’ve been missing the whole time. Believe it or not, the way we see the world right now largely has to do with the way we are impacted by social media. All those feeds fill our brain spaces and become our realities. Being suddenly aware of what everyone’s doing all the time amps up the comparison game and lessens our ability to make decisions based off of what we truly want–- and not what everyone else is doing. Don’t let social media and technology dictate the life you live; go live your real life, the way YOU want.
2. TIME TO LOVE YOURSELF
With so much comparison going around, it’s no wonder that self-love is strange to understand. Every picture on social media gives a new meaning to the word “perfect,” and “beautiful.” When our reflection in the mirror doesn’t add up to the images we see on social media, our self-esteem goes down. When we’re constantly comparing, there’s no way we live the life we were always meant to be. It’s time to put down that smart phone and invest time in developing self-love.
3. MOMENTS WON’T JUST PASS YOU BY
Memories are always being created and if we are constantly checking our phones, we’re bound to miss something. It’s the simple pleasures that make life more fulfilling. Stop letting life pass us by. Instead of looking for it in a television show series or an Instagram account, start experiencing all that the real world, the present moment has to offer.
4. GETTING BACK TO CREATIVITY
With all the energy the digital world drains from us, there’s less time to feel motivated to create, to complete our goals, and to chase our dreams. By taking time back for yourself, inspiration has room to rise again. It’s time to remember what it feels like to accomplish something, to dream outside of the box, and to chase the life you actually get to live.
5. GAIN YOUR CONTROL BACK
When was the last time you completed your tasks and to-do lists on time, without procrastinating? The digital world is a distraction that easily gets in the way of managing our time. We are wasting too much time on something that doesn’t matter in the long run. Gain back control of your sleep patterns, work schedule and free time.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU DETOX?
A week is typically a good time for a digital detox. However, if you’re enjoying the process-- why not extend it? Pick what works best for you, but be sure to keep challenging yourself.
Moments are passing us by, and there’s a life out there that’s waiting for you to explore!
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH A DIGITAL DETOX
I personally did this experiment for two weeks. I was flying to Costa Rica and would be gone for a month. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to connect with myself and disconnect from the digital world. It was one of the best choices I’ve made. I had a phone with me in Costa Rica, but with no wi-fi and no T.V. I had no choice but to simply let go. A digital detox served as clear guidance back to my true, authentic self. My time in nature taught me that I had ultimatley made the right choice to digitally detox.
“Do it now! can affect every phase of your life. It can help you do the things you should do but don’t feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.” ~Napoleon Hill
Nicole was born in Colombia and grew in Florida, with a deep curiosity on how the mind and body connected, she found yoga at the age of 15 and her love for it only grew since then. In 2015, she decided to expand her passion and desire to help others and later she became a certified holistic health coach and yoga teacher. Nicole now teaches yoga internationally and hosts yoga and wellness retreats. Now, she is getting ready to share her journey with her expecting daughter. You can follow her on instagram to see her weekly posts.
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