If we spend too much time in front of the computer or smartphone, our brains, as well as our peace of mind, are affected.
For this reason, experts in the field recommend doing a digital detox, that is to unplug for some time from technology, news and in particular from social networks, which can be a great source of stress and anxiety.
Tanya Goodin, founder of the Time To Log Off movement, offers us some advice.
We set limits
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We have a problem with the digital world not when we are part of it, but when we are part of it for too long. In many cases, this means neglecting important aspects of our life, also compromising our night rest and, consequently, the level of energy and motivation during the day.
We consciously decide to limit the use of our smartphone or tablet to certain hours of the day or evening, for example “no phone before breakfast” or after 8 pm, during meals or when we go to bed.
According to research conducted at the University of Chicago, even if the cell phone on your desk or table is facing down, it is still a source of distraction. It seems that our intelligence quotient, in the presence of the smartphone, is reduced, even when we do not use the phone directly.
We avoid having it around on special occasions or social gatherings, to fully focus on what is happening around us, not on the web.