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The Benefits of Detaching From Technology


With today’s world running highly off many forms of technology, it may seem utterly impossible to fully detach from technology. While technology may play an integral part of your day to day life and working ways, it doesn’t have to be a part of your weekend downtime. You can detach from technology for a weekend or a week and feel rejuvenated rather than stressed out. Here are some of the benefits of detaching from technology:


Increased Awareness of Surroundings
As each day passes and you stuff your eyes, mind and head into your smartphone or computer, you start to miss your surroundings. Your child could have taken their first step and you missed it, why? Because your head was attached to technology. Too many moments are missed as we stuff our eyes so far out of reality with these technological devices that our family can fall apart without us even noticing. It is time to start detaching from technology and having an increased awareness of your surroundings. Life will feel so much happier when you start being more aware of what’s right in front of you versus what’s out there in the digital world. You matter and your world maters, detach from technology to get back in touch with your surroundings.


Reduce Health Problems
It has been proven time and time again that eye strain symptoms occur when you spend too much time in front of technology. From headaches to dizziness to feeling exhausted, all of these symptoms occur when you are stuck in front of that computer or smartphone too much.  When you detach from technology you reduce health problems that occur from too much technology. Learn to be aware of health problems arising and detach before they get too bad.

Become More Involved
When you let go of the distraction technology brings about, and spend a full weekend with your surroundings you are more involved. When you are more involved, you are happier and so are those that matter to you in life. That next email or Facebook update is nowhere near as important as the benefits you get when you detach and become more involved in your actual life.  Those who have detached from technology on a regular basis have started to reap the benefits of being more involved with their family and build a stronger bond than those who refuse to detach from technology.


Feel More Relaxed
The last but certainly not the least benefit of detaching from technology is that you start to feel more relaxed. Life no longer runs on internet time. That update and constant notifications popping up can start to feel quite stressful for your mind. When you detach from technology, your mind and soul beings to relax and you start to have a happier, healthier and more upbeat life where you are involved with the immediate surroundings. Life is so much better when you detach from technology, even if you do so for just one weekend a month.

So why not give it a try!

Annmarie John
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  1. I lvoe when we detach from internet on the weekend. We have so much fun bonding adn having family time.

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    1. It's great. I do it myself ever so often and I usually feel great, especially when I detach completely from Facebook.

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  2. This is so true. I feel like between blogging, my online school, and my job I am on technology 24/7! It's good to just put it all down for a day or two and rewind! Great post

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    1. Oh I totally get it. It felt that way to me too but I've learned how to put it down and just go with the flow.

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  3. Shutting off technology is something I need to work on. These are great tips that I will be following.

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    1. Why don't you do it? It's actually not that bad. Give it a try on the weekend.

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  4. When we were driving back from MN to MD last weekend, it was actually super nice to be disconnected. Since my job is online, I rarely am without technology. I think we need to do this more often in my house.

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    1. Sometimes you just need to. I've found that I feel so much better when I'm not online. With so much negativity online, I'd rather stay off the web as much as I can.

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  5. I love my down time from blogging. I love nothing more than to cuddle up with the boys and talk about our day. They're so funny.

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    1. That sounds like a great way to unwind for sure. I do the same thing too. I actually get off the net and watch movies or go out with the kids.

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  6. I don't even remember what I did before the internet. I am so sucked in now that I can't log off. I would not have a job if it wasn't for technology today.

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    1. Well you've got to learn how to log off. You can't be online ALL the time, you need a break every once in a while.

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  7. i definitely need to detach more. I sometimes feel overwhelmed with technology but have found that setting a time schedule for when and how long to use my gadgets keeps me sane.

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    1. That's a great way to detach even if it's for a short period of time.

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  8. This is so important. I sometimes have trouble doing this. Everyone needs a break though.

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    1. You're right, we all need a break every now and then.

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  9. As a blogger, it is so hard for me to disconnect! I always feel like I'm going to miss out on something.

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    1. I think most bloggers feel that way, but I'm going to be honest here, you're really not.

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  10. I agree with all of these! It's stressful to be "plugged in" all the time. Plus, you lose touch with the people around you.

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    1. That you surely do. I try to detach and taking time away from technology actually makes me feel so much better when I do get back.

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  11. That's why I love weekends so much. And evenings. Detaching feels sooo good.

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    1. It sure does, doesn't it? I try and do it as much as I can.

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  12. Ahhhhhh I am definitely feeling I need a break from technology! Being a blogger who needs to be online 25/7 I really do feel I miss out on what's going on around me at times

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    1. Oh you're really not missing out on a lot. It only feels that way but you'll be good.

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  13. I agree with you, it's so important to walk away from the technology sometimes. Young people, especially are becoming consumed by it and not taking the time out to smell the proverbial roses.

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    1. I've noticed that and that's why I make sure my kids go out a few hours everyday whether to practice basketball or just do something. There really is no need to be on your phone all day long.

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