Why I schedule digital detox days

Why I schedule digital detox days

In Cal Newport’s "Deep Work," I stumbled upon a golden nugget: the necessity of letting our minds wander. In our modern world, we're inundated with information - akin to drinking from a firehose - and frankly, our brains aren’t wired for such an onslaught. I’ve honed a robust system to filter the deluge, but even then, I find sanctuary in my "information detox" days.

Sometimes, it means leaving my iPhone at home or setting it to Downtime. Occasionally, it's about trading in the constant buzz of my Apple Watch for the timeless ticking of a mechanical watch. Immersing myself in the serene beauty of Autumn, I take leisurely strolls, free from digital distractions.

The result? A weekend sans screens leaves me feeling invigorated.

So, when did you last indulge in a digital detox? Perhaps, this very post will nudge you to step back, breathe, and truly savor a day sans screens.

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By Jasper Meurs
Last updated on
November 9, 2023
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