The idea of doing a digital detox
– i.e. stepping away from technology to focus on real-life hobbies and
in-person interactions – can seem challenging at the best of times, and
especially so now, when we have even fewer opportunities for face-to-face
quality time. But taking a digital detox could be even more important right now: since we’re being forced to spend so much
time online, to do our work and stay in touch with our loved ones, the time we
spend offline has become even more precious.
If you’re a business owner, you
might be finding it particularly difficult to cut down on your screen time, as this
may be the only way for you to communicate with your employees, network with
others in your field, and promote your business to customers. After all, you
can’t just put your phone in a box and stop checking your emails when you have
a business to run! The good news is that a digital detox is still possible for
you – here are some things you can do to give yourself a break from the
screens, and to use them more mindfully when you need to.