Vanessa is a working mother who uses her laptop and smartphone to conduct business when she’s at home. In between giving her children a bath and preparing dinner, she can often be found skimming her emails on her smartphone or checking the news alerts for updates impacting her business. If she is under a deadline, she may even set-up her laptop in the kitchen and work a bit while waiting to pull a roast out of the oven.
Vanessa thought she had a handle on it all, juggling work and home life in admirable fashion, until she overheard her children one evening:
“We can’t ask mom, she’s on the computer again.”
“She’s always working. She never wants to play with us.”
“Let’s hide her smartphone.”
And the guilt sets in.
. . .
You and I both know that Vanessa is by no means a bad mother. She is just like you and me, trying to make it all work. She reminds me of that Enjoli commercial from the 80’s: She’s...
What is a digital detox?
Basically a detox is just shutting down, turning off and stepping away from technology. A detox, just like a food detox, is a chance to give your body and mind a much needed break or short rest from overindulgence.
And let's face it: we all indulge in our technology.
So join me for a digital detox this weekend? Or if you can't manage a weekend, how about for the evening?
Too hard? Okay, try for just an hour. The benefits might surprise you.
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