About two weeks ago E said ‘put down your bone mum and play with me’ about three times in one day.
That night I was so cross at myself, I decided I HAD to do just that. I’ve been very concious about my phone/screen time since. I’ve put it down and played with my daughter, watched films with my husband and one day, I just sat for 30 minutes and did nothing. It was blissful.
As a stay at home mum whose husband leaves the house at 6:30am and doesn’t come back until 10 hours later, social media is often my lifeline to the grown up world. Because of that though I sometimes find myself lost to it, just aimlessly scrolling around, reading news articles and jumping from one app to another.
My digital detox has been blissful and although I haven’t stopped using my phone/laptop all the time, just conciously switching off from it has been freeing.
Facebook is my biggest pull. It’s where all my friends are! In January I completely deleted the Facebook app from my phone and it was so freeing, I only got it back when I realised lots of things I do with E from Ballet to playgroups use Facebook to communicate. I’ve been thinking I’ll delete the app again once a day via the internet brower. Just to check in on things as and when I need too, do you think that’d work? I’m not sure but I do know, life has been much better without it stealing my time.
Have you ever done a digital detox? Do you think you even need to or it’s just the way it is now? I’d be interested to know in the comments below.