We all know the feeling, the feeling of needing to check Facebook for no apparent reason. The feeling of needing to share a photo on Instagram to show your friends that you’re out having fun, or maybe even getting upset when you don’t get many ‘likes’ on your new profile picture. The need to check email that sometimes starts to feel compulsive, especially on a Saturday night.
How long do you spend looking at a screen in a day?
Studies show that children aged between 13 and 18 years are spending an average of
43.6 hours a week looking at a screen,
and that’s just while they’re at home! http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/families-join-digital-detox-to-stop-creeping-screen-time-20170901-gy8r1e.html
The feeling of being addicted to your phone or social media is common, but it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Technology has crept into every part of our lives and it’s slowly taking over. Everywhere we go we’re always attached to some sort of screen, whether it’s our phones, computers or TV’s. Although the digital world is an incredible place that comes with thousands of benefits, if we’re spending a lot of a time in an environment that isn’t always safe, it can be really damaging to our mental health and well-being.
Tackling your addiction to technology can be easier said than done, especially when it’s everywhere. But it’s important for our well-being, self-esteem, relationships and mental health to make sure the digital world is a safe space, and every now and then, to take a break from it.
Here at Life Changing Experiences, we always like to challenge ourselves, and what better way to do that than to try a digital detox? This month, we’re going to be sharing tips on making the digital world safer and more positive, while also lowering the amount of time we spend on our phones, computers or TV’s.
Everyone is welcome to join and take part in our digital detox. Together, we can do this! #sister2sisterprogram #detox #nolimits4girls