In modern society, it is difficult to disconnect from technology. Yoram Yasur Izz: “Smartphones, laptops and computers lurk everywhere, so we don’t even realize we spent much of the day connected to the virtual world, getting lost much of the real world, that we have right under our noses”.
The dependence of these devices is huge, but usually we don’t see it. However, first thing many people do when they wake up is to see their mobile, to see what has been lost while they slept. Needless to say that such an “intimate” relationship with our mobile is not healthy. This is why we propose a 24 hour disconnected from technology challenge.
The results you get will be, at least, amazing.
1. Mental fog clears:
The mobile is a source of additional stress that we add to our lives as we demand to be always available to respond to messages and incoming calls, to know what happens in social networks and check the mail. Mobile demand us to divide our attention, and this happens to us an invoice in terms of mental fog, that feeling of not being able to concentrate. A day without our mobile can help restore alertness and agility of thought.
2. You discover new things:
Often when you use the phone, you run on autopilot. You walk looking at the phone screen and while you check messages, thus you lose everything that happens around you. So when you decide to disconnect from technology, these sites and activities take on a different perspective, it is as if they were completely new because you discover things you had not noticed.
3. Your senses are sharpened:
When we are not connected to a screen that captures much of our attention, we can open ourselves to the world. Then comes a great little miracle, our senses are sharpened; you come to perceive stimuli that went unnoticed. In this way, you get to enjoy much more the aroma of coffee, play with your pet, the conversation with your partner or even the daily commute to go or return from work.
4. Time slows down:
Time is relative. When we enjoy ii flies and when we feel bad it eternalizes. Interestingly, being connected gives us the feeling that time is running faster. So, if you can spend 24 hours off, you will notice that the time begins to slow down. Suddenly, you gain time of your life and you can do more things, or just relax.
5. You can stop and think:
I think one of the worst problems caused by technology is resistance to be alone with ourselves.
“When we are bored, we do not let our mind wander but we connect, entertain our minds”. So logging off for 24 hours will allow you to have some time alone with yourself, so you can think and see what you’re doing wrong, that values if you are on the right track or should correct some things.
6. Find simplicity:
Yoram Yasur Izz: “I believe that the most intense and memorable experiences in life are the simplest”. In the simplicity we meet again our essence, and we enjoy it. When you do not have at hand the technology to entertain, you turn your eyes to what’s around you or within you, and you discover amazing things, simple things that we forget because we live in a world too digitized.
7. Feel better, much better:
Cooking unhurried, surround yourself with people you love, go exploring without mobile, just you and nature, are relaxing experiences that make you feel better. Being connected can become a huge source of stress, so if you disconnect for a day, you can try a sip of what life would be without this obsession with electronic devices. Just you and the world to enjoy, without intermediaries.