How to do a digital detox

A digital detox is a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as phones or a computer, it is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. 

A digital detox is a great opportunity for a social media detox / technology detox, see the opportunity to cut off from technology, experience and enjoy nature.   Here at SMT our digital detox involves a 24-hour period where you have no access to social media, technology or communication.  This can be on a weekend day, during a holiday or even a work day where you have heaps of errands to run.

Choose your 24-hour period in advance, so you can be organised, and plan to tell the people you contact most so they aren’t left in the dark.  On your 24-hour detox you can try any activities that are stress relieving or health promoting such as:

  • Hiking
  • Cleaning the house
  • Go for a walk
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Writing


If you find this 24-hour beneficial and enjoyable, you could even set aside a week during a relaxing holiday to do a “Digital Detox Week”. 

Why do a digital detox?
A Digital detox gives us a change to get back in tune with out own rhythms and be one with nature, rather than trying to ‘keep up’ with the fast paced digital world.  Let yourself dictate how you spend your time, rather than spending your time trying to keep up with your Facebook or Instagram feed.

Benefits of a digital detox include:

  • Increased productivity levels
  • Increased focus
  • Reduced stressful multitasking
  • Connect more with others around you
  • Decreased stress levels


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