It’s a new year and that means all kinds of new resolutions about how to be happier, healthier, and more productive in 2016. But not all new years resolutions are about losing weight or doing better at work. In fact, some are about taking more time to enjoy the simple things in life.
If that sounds like something you’re interested in doing, then consider a digital detox in 2016. That means creating a coherent and controllable wall between technology and you, giving you more power to influence your life. Here are some great reasons to carry out a digital detox in 2016…
1. Technology can Hinder vs. Help
Technology is generally considered a benefit to our lives. Smartphones help us keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers, while software like Facebook and Twitter helps keep us up to date on the newest ideas, events and opinions.
But being connected all of the time can have a negative impact. According to health experts, like WebMD.com, technology addiction is real and can result in people feeling like they have no control over their lives. The result: stress levels rise and physical and mental health are threatened.