Digital Detox Heroes of the Month - Feb / March 2020

Doing a full digital detox every Sunday has truly changed my life. We are so hooked in our phones that we don't realize how good life can be without them, even for as short as few hours. 

I have been seeing a crucial switch in behavior on Instagram recently. We see more and more brave people taking the courage to do a digital detox and feeling proud about it. This was unthinkable a couple of years ago but today, it's a cool and inspiring thing to be congratulated for.
 
We believe digital detox is an act of courage and for such, we want to help these brave people to reach out to more people and raise awareness of it. This is a beautiful move and the smile in their faces is a clear result of it.  

 

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: it's hard to stay inside all the time, I feel like it's extension of my spring break. Speaking of break, my "30" days off of social media were brutal. Let's start with the temptation of Instagram. Did you know it's difficult to NOT check Insta stories when you are checking your DMs?! So if you saw me looking at your story when I was supposed to just be checking my messages, I'M SORRY. Twitter was a much easier solution, I quickly disabled the account so I'd have 30 days until it expired for good. Then it was Facebook and Snapchat which didn't really count towards my 30 days, but I did a bit of a cleanse. [I got addicted to Pinterest, though. Catch me pinning ALL my photographs up there, you know my handle!] Quite frankly, I'm just glad to be back. Y'all stay safe and wash your hands! 3.8.20 Clear Lake #houstontx #houstontexas #texasphotography #houstonphotographer #theupsidedown #playful #socialmediadetox #30daychallenge #nikon #nikond3100 #sunnydays

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The numbers are staggering — a New York Times analysis calculated that as of 2014, Facebook users spent a collective 39,757 YEARS worth of attention on the site every single day. That’s a really big deal, because every moment of attention we spend scrolling through social media is attention that we didn’t spend on our families, our friends, our ourselves.

And just like time, once we’ve spent attention, we can never get it back…. It sounds simple (and maybe a little silly) but I recently started taking a quick 10 minute walk instead of scrolling my phone in the afternoon — and it’s become one of my favorite parts of the day! #scrolllesslivemore Anyone else been feeling the need to spend less time on a screen? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe it’s just me.

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Hi! I've mostly been on hiatus since the holidays, enjoying a break from writing and social media last month and the year that was January. I have to say, it's been so nice. I miss connecting with everyone and seeing all the posts, but I have not missed the incessant scrolling, phone attachment, and the pressure to keep up the schedule of my own content. I HAVE been enjoying more of my free time filled with working out, snuggling my children, watching some seriously excellent TV, and reading some wonderful books. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So it's time to come back but I'm hoping in a more mindful manner - I'm so curious, what are your secrets to maintaining a healthy balance with social media? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #socialmediadetox #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writinglife #writingmom #momwriter #writersofig #writerslife #writersociety #writingtips #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #creativecommunity #creativelifehappylife #momlife #honestmotherhood #mommylife #instamom #momboss #bedeeplyrooted

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