Hi :) How are you doing today?
Last weekend, I drove up to countryside with my friends and stayed in a cabin for 2 days. There was no signal, so I didn’t touch my phone or laptop at all.
I have to admit, I underestimated how nice a “digital detox” feels.
Usually, my phone controls my behaviour and mood. For instance, whenever I get a notification, it interrupts my action and makes me check my phone. And sometimes what I see on my phone changes my mood too (e.g. reading shitty news makes me annoyed).
But, when I was in the cabin, I felt I was fully in charge of my behaviour and mood for the first time in awhile. It was peace of mind that I hadn’t experienced for months.
If you feel like you’re not in charge of your action and mood because of constant emails, notifications or zoom calls, I highly recommend a “digital detox”. Go somewhere in nature with your friends or family and don’t check your phone for 1-2 days. It’s so refreshing.