Signs you need a digital detox

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A digitized world - In our highly digitized world, we've become used to having access to more information than we can process at a given time.

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Information overload - This constant stream of information can become overwhelming, particularly on social media when there is a negative or crisis news cycle.

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Constant accessibility - Not only that, but there are very few moments where we are not accessible to other people. But that isn't always something healthy.

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Constant accessibility - Constant accessibility can mean too many demands on your time, leaving you with very few moments of introspection where you're unreachable.

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Compulsive use-If you find yourself constantly checking your phone in a way that's compulsive (and feel anxiety if you can't), you might benefit from taking a digital detox.

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Negativity - If you're becoming engulfed with negative feelings after scrolling, it's probably time to take a break.

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Eye strain - If you believe your eyesight is suffering due to your screen use, it's probably time to detox.

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Chronic fatigue - Getting enough sleep, but you're still feeling tired all the time? Excessive screen time could be (at least partly) to blame.

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Poor concentration- If you're struggling to concentrate or focus completely on everyday tasks that don't require your phone, then it's probably time to take a digital detox.

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Sleep disruption - Staying up late scrolling and binge watching shows can lead to a later bedtime, and disrupted sleep from blue light. 

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Comparison - Are you comparing yourself to others online, and are you feeling hollow as a result? If so, it's time for a digital detox.

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Falling behind on personal goals - If you've set goals for yourself that you're failing miserably in achieving due to your tech use, it's time to detox.

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Detox time - If one or many of the signs so far have resonated with you, you probably realize it's time to take a break from your devices.

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Detox time - The first step is to take temptation out of your way. That means logging out of social media apps, or perhaps uninstalling some altogether.

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Out of reach - Practice by having a designated hour or more each day, where you keep your devices out of reach.

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Get outside - Distract yourself from your phone by getting outside. 

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Have a clear goal - Setting clear goals for your digital detox will help enforce boundaries. Decide the duration and specific applications you need a break from.

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Read a book - Spend the time you would have spent scrolling on reading a book instead. This will help with building up your focus and concentration again, too.

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