By Orianna Fielding
What would you discover if you were unplugged for a week? We all know and appreciate the pros and cons of almost instantaneous, around the clock, connectivity due to digital technology and social media. Being “on” all the time can wear on a person, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Included is a 12 point questionnaire to help identify how addicted you are to technology and how you are affected by digital overload.
Fielding provides mindfulness techniques and a step by step approach to restore balance. One positive step for families to reconnect with each other is to make mealtimes device-free. Her digital detox process includes techniques like day-long detoxing retreats. She also provides information to help protect yourself when online, how to reduce digital clutter and live smart in the digital age.
Take Fielding’s 12 signs of digital overload and see if you would benefit from unplugging.