Digital Detox Challenge

Technology, as it is evolving, is all about doing, not being. Social media and digital communication feed our brand and our ego identity. They demand that we constantly announce who we are, and that we sell ourselves to the world. Our technology-soaked minds tell us what we they think we need to live a satisfying and nourishing life, but they don’t have the wisdom or the heart to guide us. And so we lose our connection to deep self.

The Challenge: Balancing Technology and Deep Self

  • Begin by asking ourselves – does the way we relate through technology create a life that is fulfilling? At the end of our lives, will we look back at the hours spent on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, and think: “That was good! I’m proud of that.”
  • Set an intention to explore how our tech use connects with what’s happening inside us. In a healthy relationship with technology, the focus is on being present, and on experiencing life as you are living it. Technology is a tool, not a way of life. 

Cultivate CALM

C

Connect

  • Choose wired connections
  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Put your bare feet on the earth 

Commune 

  • Sit under a tree
  • Plant a seed
  • Share with those you love face-to-face

Create

  • Make music, make art
  • Cook something wholesome and yummy
  • Build a better world

A

Attune 

  • Pay attention to what’s going on inside you
  • Be with nature
  • Be where you are

Appreciate 

  • Breathe deeply
  • Give thanks
  • Do something to express your gratitude

Alternatives 

  • Flip phones and landlines
  • Ethernet cables
  • Picnics in the park

L

Let Go

  • Have a nap
  • Get a massage
  • Release what you no longer need

Limit 

  • Know when enough tech time is enough
  • Take regular digital fasts
  • Get off your device and get to bed

Learn 

  • Create awareness about the effects of wireless tech
  • Explore the alternatives to small cells and 5G
  • Share your knowledge with others

M

Move

  • Take a walk
  • Dance
  • Build a safe tech movement

Meditate

  • Reflect
  • Kick-back
  • Give yourself the gift of doing “nothing”

Meaning 

  • Make the most of each moment
  • Remember what truly matters
  • Live with intention and make space for happiness