Posted on Oct 19, 2011 | Comments 0
Although when people refer to addiction they usually think of some kind of substance, in our days more and more people are talking about Internet addiction. According to the specialists we should have a day off in every case, such as an alcohol free day, or a day or period when we don’t watch any kinds of screens, to be able to recharge our batteries.
Such a tech detox doesn’t mean that you have to live without electricity or running water (even though this is exactly what you do if you go on a camping trip). Sometimes it is enough to leave your phone at home. Although at first you may feel strange, later you will have a feeling of freedom, knowing that nobody can bother you. In case you have kids you could take them to the playground, and leave everything home, or have some fun with your friends without being bothered by anyone else.
In some cases tech detox means that you have to give up television or gaming. Instead you could take a newspaper and go sit in the sun. It is a well-known fact that the sunshine is very important for the mental well-being of humans.
You might not believe it but such small gifts of nature help you in living green and change the outlook of life that people have.
In other cases you may have a different kind of addiction: social media. If you want to get away from it all you should do is not log in to Twitter or Facebook, not read or mails and stop blogging for a short while.
Spending too much time online could change your personality, making you bitter and cynical.
Sometimes you feel the need to stay up to date with everything that is going on in the world and you feel like you don’t have the luxury to take a day off. You should go for a walk, to get some fresh air and to clear your head. The news will still be there when you get back.
Nonetheless you shouldn’t have the impression that people consider technology and internet something bad. From time to time you just need to get away from it all.
Also consider that if you turn off your computer, phone and television, you save electricity and so you might say that you are doing a green thing. See? It’s not that difficult to make a stand and provide change for the world.
Filed Under: Green Living