The smartphone has become a part of our body; we always have it with us (in our hand or in our pocket) and we look at it around 200 times a day. Let’s admit it: we’re more or less addicted.
The problems that can give rise to so-called “digital addiction” are many; among the most important there’s Fomo (Fear Of Missing Out), literally the fear of missing something by not assiduously checking all our social profiles, and Nomophobia, that is, a state of anxiety that comes when we’re without credit, without a battery or internet coverage, or when we lose the smartphone.
Whoever suffers from these disorders often have problems in expressing their emotions and find it hard to take decisions with clarity.
Being aware of all this is essential in order to safeguard the quality of our lives and our interpersonal relations. The decision to detox for a longer or shorter period can only be taken by ourselves; if it’s imposed on us it will probably be destined to fail.
It’s a bit like when we decide to give up smoking: we only manage if the decision depends on us.
Digital detox is not refusing everything that is digital:a battle of this type would be lost from the start because today this world is strictly connected (it’s true to say) with our lives and with our work. Digital detox means using digital in an intelligent and aware way; it means remaking contact with the world around us and resting the mind from stress and continuous interruptions.