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12:00 AM, March 13, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 13, 2018

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Digital detox

With the chaos which comes with the rush of city life, smartphones seem like the perfect escapade. Not only is every step of our life massively dependent on our digital windows, but we also use our precious gadgets for entertainment and interaction.

Be it looking up a random word on Google, updating a status on Facebook or posting a picture with the silly snapchat filters on — smartphones have become an all too common entity in our daily lives. And who can blame us? It is fun and entertaining and helps you keep in touch with your friends and family through diverse ways.

As useful that our phones might be, sometimes a digital detox is extremely important. Don't worry, I am not implying keeping your smartphones shut down for days at a stretch and using the infamous Nokia 1100, but keeping your smartphone switched off for at least two hours a week can have a lot of positive effects on the brain and the body alike.

Keeping your phone off for two hours at a stretch in a week will definitely not hamper your work schedule of any sort. The weekends are a perfect time to stay away from your phone and instead enjoy reading a book or going out for a walk. This digital detox not only calms your mind but also gives your device the rest it deserves. It very often happens that due to our rush we forgot to charge ours phones properly which greatly hinders the performance of the phone.

Smartphones are also the ultimate time suck in our daily lives. We spend our valuable time chatting, watching mindless videos and participating in excessive and unwanted conversations. Using these two hours to stay away from the screen will detoxify our thoughts and give us a break from the continuous advertising spams and hyperactive content portrayed on various social media, help avoid information and sensory overload!

 

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