The Only Way to Combat the Stress of the Digital Life

This is something I learned recently.

Nature makes everything better!

Today’s post is a short realization I had this week, and I would love to know your take on it. 

Last week I did a 48-hour complete digital detox wherein I shut all my socials and practically switched off my phone. The only time I logged in was to attend some important online classes. I spent my time reading, dancing, writing, and bonding. 

Now, I am not going to say that it was amazing or easy and that I had the time of my life; because it wasn’t. With every single thing turned digital, it’s pretty hard to survive without it. Boredom is the biggest hit. 

That being said, I did have a decent time off the screens- as if a burden had been lifted off me and I didn’t need to respond to anything. I felt mentally refreshed. And yes, I would do it again, but in different circumstances.  

As I logged back on, it took less than ten minutes for my mood to shift from happy to exhausted.

I thought I would limit my content consumption, but when everything is right in front of you, it’s a big challenge. But ultimately, the key is to find the balance– between online and offline, between our actual lives and digital lives- between everything. 

Case in point, spending the entire day on electronics isn’t good but spending the workdays without them isn’t advisable either since the world we live in operates on the digital front. 

So here’s what I am gonna do- one hour in a day I am going to shut off everything- preferably the one hour before sleeping. And staying away from the screen in the morning, till breakfast, works well for me. And for one day in a week, most likely Sunday, I am going to try and limit my digital footprints altogether. Give time to hobbies or family- whatever may come.

This looks way soothing than the reality- take a break with me!

This is my way of finding balance. This is me asking you to do the same. Don’t spend your entire life digitally- it’s not worth it. So, I would like to encourage you to find the balance in your special way and give yourself a break. Let me know your ideas in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!

Keep the genuine vibes flowing,

Pranjali❤

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Tiksha says:

    Very nice!

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you, Tiksha!

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  2. Nathi says:

    These days it’s hard to imagine our life without internet or these gadgets that keeps us hyper connected and most often results in information overload. But like you said, we need to find a balance that suits our needs and works for us!

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    1. Pranjali says:

      That’s the solution! Thank you for reading 🙂

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      1. Nathi says:

        Pleasure is mine 😇

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  3. I like this blog and I 100% agree that we need to connect digitally so a balance is vital! Getting off your phone 1 hour before bed is what I do as well! I think for Sunday I would just keep your phone all in case of an emergency and someone calls, but you don’t need to use your phone 🙂 –

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, I hope to do this on Sundays 🙂

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  4. Joana says:

    Yep, it’s hard to be offline completely as you said most things are done digitally now. We just really need to stop and appreciate what is behind the screen and not completely live life through the screen.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      Absolutely! Thank you for reading, Joana 🙂

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  5. Aman Sakhuja says:

    Very very true! Something even I wish to accomplish but it is actually a challenge in today’s world.

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    1. Pranjali says:

      It truly is! Thank you for reading 🙂

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