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Tech Detox: Taking a break from your computer and gadgets (work and games)

One of the most important things that you can do to make sure that you’re productive is to take a break from technology. Taking tech breaks doesn’t mean completely unplugging, but it does mean making time for yourself and your family–and away from work and games. There are many ways to achieve this, such as taking short walks outside or reading a book in bed with your partner before turning off the lights. In this blog post, we will discuss these different ways to detox from technology and some tips on how you can use them in your life!

What is a tech detox?

A tech detox is a break from technology, work, and games. It can be taken for days or weeks at a time and in short intervals throughout the day. Taking these designated times to disconnect from your computer and gadgets (work and games) will help bring balance back into your life. There are many ways of achieving this goal, some more extreme than others. I’ll go through just two different methods that have worked for me in the past: The Pomodoro Method & The Productivity Challenge.

The Pomodoro Method works by setting a timer to 25 minutes where you focus on one task without any interruption during this period. After those 25 minutes, take a five-minute break with no interruptions. You can continue this process indefinitely for the day as long as you have a task to focus on and an appropriate timer.

The Productivity Challenge works by setting time frames of two hours without interruption, with five-minute breaks in between each period. The first hour is focused on high-priority tasks, while the second hour focuses on medium-priority studies, followed by low-priority ones during the third hour (and so forth). This method also lets you take designated “off” days when needed.

Why should you take a break from your computer and gadget?

You are more productive because your brain is resting. It was shown that the productivity of our brain decreases by around 15% after 90 minutes of usage, and it can even be reduced up to 40%.

We need time for reflection to get better at what we do. After a bit of break from work or games, you will come back with fresh ideas. Taking a break reduces stress levels which means mental clarity as well!

The best way how to relax is taking some alone time without any pressure – this doesn’t mean giving somebody else control over everything but just being busy doing activities that make us happy about ourselves (like working out).

How can I take tech breaks?

Switch off your computer on the weekends, and you can spend more time with friends and family. Turn off notifications on social media – they are distracting! Put your smartphone away from sight so that it doesn’t distract you. You don’t need to have it in your pocket, bag, or desk drawer while not using it for calls or texts. Keep them fully charged as well, which will help a lot when trying to recharge yourself!

 

Because your hands might probably be weak and tired from pressing the laptop or phone, you’ll need a hand massager during your tech break.

Because working on your computer all day can take a toll on your body, especially your hands, you’ll need a hand massager. Even if you don’t get the luxury of a full body massage, one part of your body you mustn’t play with are your hands. They’re very vital due to the nature of your job. You can decide to get your hand massager in a physical shop or an online store. You’ll surely enjoy using them as they’re great finds at affordable prices but works wonders for your tired hands.

 

Unplugging is a great way to reset your mind and body. Could you do it for at least an hour a day? If you feel like taking more than one break during the day, make sure that those are short because long ones will end up back at where they started – tired. If we don’t take care of ourselves, there won’t be enough energy left for our loved ones (and vice versa).

This also helps us become disciplined about everything else in life, which means no excuses for not doing things because “I am tired” or “I don’t have the time.”

There are many ways to unplug from technology without having any negative impact on our work or lives. But there should always be limits set based on each person’s unique situation – as long as they’re aware of what they are doing.

The benefits of taking time off from technology (work, games, etc.)

Time off from technology can be a great way to take time for yourself, get more relaxation. The benefits include:

-Improving your sleep pattern with increased deep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) during the night.

-Getting a break from work or games you might have played too much of lately.

-Eliminating screen lights in the evening reduces light pollution that disrupts hormonal cycles and circadian rhythms.

-Reducing stress levels by lowering cortisol levels – an essential factor in feeling at ease because of being stressed out all day long!

What to do when you come back after your detox break

– Spend time doing a hobby or other activity that interests you but has been neglected in favor of technology

– Dance, paint, hike, etc., anything! These activities will also help bring more creativity into your life which tends to get drained by computer screens and games.

-Be mindful of how often these hobbies were enjoyed before they became too difficult due to work demands, then try making space for them again regularly, so there isn’t an overwhelming feeling of guilt for neglecting them.

Participate in more social activities outside your home to avoid feelings of isolation and loneliness because people are on their phones constantly instead of talking. This can entail joining groups like local clubs, book clubs, or community organizations where everyone gets together face-to-face and has conversations about anything other than screens (but if they’re looking at devices.

 

Conclusion:

What you can take away from this is being a little more mindful about what we consume and when it can be beneficial in the long term. Try taking some time off work, or at least turning your computer on airplane mode for 30 minutes before bedtime (with iPhone in Do Not Disturb Mode) so that notifications don’t interrupt your sleep. That way, nothing will wake you up until the following day! You might not find it hard to go back to breathing after such an exercise.

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