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Enhancing Physical and Mental Health, and Strengthening Relationships through Digital Detox

Unplug-A digital device free area (Pic.)

Updated on 17.03.2024

People are madly addicted to their Mobiles:

In today’s hectic world, it’s common to see people addicted to their mobile devices at all times. This entanglement happens to people frequently, regardless of their age group. So much so that numerous movies describing the conflicts that are arising in the families as a result of this have been released. There isn’t enough quality time for husband and wife to spend together. Even in the late evenings, we saw a man using his cell phone and a woman using hers in the same bed.

Enhancing Physical and Mental Health, and Strengthening Relationships through Digital Detox
The internet is the silent partner in their marriage

This situation does not simply apply to cities. People are sticking to their separate mobile phones even in the far reaches of the country. Because they are engaged in the other world of social media connections made possible by this digital infrastructure, people in cars and buses even cannot disembark at the predetermined locations and instead simply pass past their reaching spots.

Enhancing Physical and Mental Health, and Strengthening Relationships through Digital Detox
Female putting her cell phone in a basket while attending a board room meeting in her office. No cellphone zone at workplace meeting.

Digital overload, which often causes stress and worry, badly affected your mental health. The urgent requirement of the hour is to have some time that is solely yours without these electronic devices or gadgets, which have robbed us of our private life.

World has become a global village because of this digitization:

The world has become a global village because of technology, which is encroaching more and more on it with every day that goes by. As a result, social media and the digital world have become an integral part of our lives in ways we could never have imagined. In the virtual world, we contact frequently, exchanging messages, news, and even creating friends. If we were to examine our lives, we would discover that digitization has both beneficial and detrimental impacts.

Have a look at young people who use their smartphones and other digital devices for longer than 10 to 12 hours a day. In the end, what people experience is not contentment and calm but a need to grasp on leading to the acquisition of more false information coupled with undesirable information and melancholy.

Enhancing Physical and Mental Health, and Strengthening Relationships through Digital Detox
Wifi getting erroded from oneside depicts the need for disciplined action plan -to get rid of the negative addiction to digital devices

We should follow a disciplined action plan for Digital Detoxification:

Some sane people have started a disciplined action plan -to get rid of the negative addiction to digital devices in industrialised countries and even in some remote places (Interiors of the cities). It is referred to as the digital detoxification.

Your physical and mental health, attention span, problem-solving abilities, and even creativity can all be improved with a digital detox. It’s an essential method of stress reduction.

Reduce the stress. More mental clarity, better sleep, better physical health, improved relationships, decreased depression and anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness all contribute to increased productivity and creativity.All these can be achieved back if we follow the disciplined  action plan for the “Digital Detox”.

A disciplined action plan is being done in a far-flung village of Maharashtra-India. By requiring its residents to take part in a “digital detox” every evening, a village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district is illuminating the way out of the tangle of electronic devices and social media platforms in modern life.

Here is the video giving all of us a lesson to follow:

A digital detox may even improve your emotions, relationships, and sleep, according to study:

In the US, young adults’ use of social media has been linked to depression.

According to a recent study, users who spend more time on social media sites like Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok may experience depression at substantially higher rates than their peers who use social media less frequently.

This study supports the idea that young adults should spend less time on social media platforms, even though it only shows a correlation—not a cause—between social media use and mental health.

A wide range of other studies support these findings, and researchers are currently debating how much time is appropriate to spend on social media.

Given how habitual and pervasive social media are in our daily lives, it’s challenging to take a vacation from it.

Give up technology for a while:

Yet, giving up technology for a while will help you control any unfavourable effects social media may have on your daily life.

You should also be mindful of how your use of digital media affects other aspects of your life. ‘Prewitt’ advice to think about a digital detox if you neglect obligations at home or at work because of how much time you spend online. Another warning sign is if you stop wanting to interact with people in person in favour of doing it online.

Finally, are you unsure if you require a digital detox?

You may need to unplug if you suffer any of the following because of utilising electronic media:

feeling uneasy.

feeling down.

increased frustration, rage, or irritability.

sleep disruption or sleep loss.

having the sense that you must consume, reply, react, or check in.

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