Are you thinking of taking a break from all the online drama that your sophisticated smart devices produce? This may just be one of your best decisions yet! In these modern times, our world has become increasingly connected. There are apps and devices that can be used to communicate with people from right across the world. We can also use technology to control our appliances and electronic gadgets in our homes.
However, these advancements have not made us any happier. Some may say that the opposite is actually true. Once in a while, it is good to take a few steps back and breathe.
We have almost forgotten how simple life can be outside in the unconnected world. I found this article to be useful – https://www.edge.org/responses/how-is-the-internet-changing-the-way-you-think.
Here are some reasons why you should make a move and take a break from technology to improve your mental and physical health…
More Time to Reflect and Appreciate
Reconnecting with these feelings can be done when you cut off from the connected world. This time off also gives you a chance to appreciate life and those people around you. Take time to ‘smell the roses’, and plan a better way to forge ahead.
Building Your Focus
It is difficult to focus these days with so many distractions that have influenced the lives of us all. Nothing remarkable can be achieved without a focus on what must be done and the goals ahead. You can learn to be more focused by taking a few steps back and avoiding the distraction technology has brought to us.
Improved Mental Health
Leaving the connected world behind can also help to improve your mental health. Staying away from the sophistication we see today helps you develop self-appreciation and to overcome feelings such as hate, envy, or anger which may have been becoming stronger because of your continued social interactions in the connected world. For example, it has been proven that the use of social media such as Facebook can make a person feel unfulfilled and dissatisfied. Consequently, feelings of envy can be created when they see others doing better in real life. Everyone has a different path, and it is best to avoid this type of content online.
I have also found that it helps with my ADHD, which has meant that I have reduced my Adderall dosage over time, which has been a tremendous help.
The world around us is filled with subliminal messages that describe success and how much harder we need to work to attain an unreasonable level of success. These feelings can make you experience anxiety, even when you have already accomplished some remarkable achievements. Our connected world can make it seem like you need to do much more. A few days away from all the distraction can help you refocus on your goals instead of what society prescribes.
The best part about unplugging from the connected world is that you will not know how much of a negative impact it has had on your life until you spend some time away from it all.
Take a break from all the noise and hassle that the connected world offers, and try and discover peace by regularly unplugging from the connected world. It may just be the best thing you ever do…