After social distancing people are in need of social media distancing. With digitalisation, the Internet has changed from being a luxury to a basic need. Every home has a Wifi connection these days. While this has many positives we all must agree that the constant notifications can be a headache. If you need a getaway from this hectic lifestyle you need a digital detox. Here are a few things you can try
A meditational retreat is the best option for Digital Detox to get away with a good and healthy boost for your body. India is the birthplace of Yoga and there are many traditional destinations that offer the best meditation getaway especially at affordable rates. Some of the best are listed below:
- Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
- Osho Meditation Resort, Pune, Maharashtra.
- Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Rishikesh.
- Ashiyana Yoga Retreat, Mandrem, Goa.
- Dhamma Bodhi Vipassana Center, Bodhgaya, Bihar.
This is something you can add to your regular schedule on weekends. There are many creative hobbies that you can take up. Don’t worry that it will come out shabby or childish. Just do what your heart tells you. This is a simple and effective way to refresh your mind and hone your capabilities. And with the time you are bound to become a champ. Here are some hobbies that you can start or revive if you have a past history of it:
- Brush Lettering & Calligraphy.
- DIY Crafting.
Sports and Gym:
We have all learned about the good effects of sports on our health. Besides, there are many clubs around the city that can offer you professional services to enjoy the adrenaline rush. Also, if you don’t have a lot of time to spare, you can have some basic gym equipment and have short workout sessions without any devices.
Music and Dance:
Nothing can calm our souls as compared to good music. Although, listening to music involves an electronic device but there are many options to do that without any annoying notifications. If you have got time, you can actually learn a music instrument. Dancing coupled with Music adds charm to life. So, the next time you are frustrated, switch off your mobile and laptop, close the blinds, and hit your favourite tune, and dance your heart out!
Maybe you won’t be able to put this skill on your CV but you have to admit that this skill comes in handy. Also, nothing is comparable to the happiness you achieve after spreading smiles with some delicious dishes. In addition, it will take your mind off all the problems unless you are a food blogger or chef.
Lending a helping hand is satisfying in itself. At this time, there are many NGOs that require volunteers for various campaigns. In fact, many of them have an eternal shortage of volunteers. Subsequently, you can spare some time for a good cause. Further, you can also start a campaign yourself. You can organise funds to feed street dogs or take free classes for the unprivileged.
You are not the only one who needs a digital detox. You can start a club or community circle with like-minded people to grow and develop together. In addition, isn’t there a phrase called ‘The More the Merrier’? Take a break from social media and become social.
These are few things to do instead of constant Like, Share, Comment, and Text. However, there are many more activities in the list. What are yours?