Digital detox is necessary in the world of smartphones

Digital detox is necessary in the world of smartphones: staying away from the phone for some time daily is effective, and be alert on the 11th day

Feb 21, 2023 - 08:47
Digital detox is necessary in the world of smartphones

In the world of smartphones and technology, people go on a digital detox to avoid addiction. In this, people stay away from mobile and social media for a certain time, but according to experts, it is not easy to control this addiction through digital detox. To get rid of it some other methods have to be found.
Marc Benioff, Salesforce Chief Executive, went on a 10-day digital detox. He told the New York Times, we are addicted to smart devices. They feel better when they leave it. Nicole Carr, the author of the book 'The Shallows', believes that digital detox is like getting rid of drug addiction.
Says Soojung-Kim Pang, who writes about distancing yourself from digital devices, it's not enough to distance yourself from your phone for a few days. The problem is bigger than that because after being away from the devices for 10 days, you will be back in the middle of them on the 11th day. In such a situation, it is necessary to be alert on the 11th day. A review of 21 studies of digital detox found that in some cases the results were just the opposite.
But most yielded mixed results. Staying away from technology was not difficult a decade ago, but today things have changed. Vacationers also rely on phones for documents and photos for peace of mind.
According to University of California neurology professor Adam Gagele, digital detox requires daily distancing. For this, you should keep the notification off. When it is not needed, keep the phone at a distance from you.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer