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Digital Detox: How To Disconnect From Social Media

Follow these three simple digital detox steps and disconnect from social media to reconnect with your loved ones

With us fully immersed in the age of smart phones, smart watches, smart home devices and smart-arse technology, there’s more ways to communicate than ever before. But, as a society, we’ve never been lonelier.

The primary culprit is social media and our mobile phones. They can bring global communities together and provide a ceaseless source of inspiration at their best.

But at their worst, they can be a constant nuisance, a constant distraction and stop you living in the present.

Even a quick scroll before bed can keep you awake at night or send your self-esteem plummeting as you’re barraged with Insta bums and impossible abs.

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Social media platforms have been mischievously designed to drip feed you the “happy hormone” dopamine with every notification – they’re purposefully made to be addictive.

As with any cold turkey experience, it can be hard to wean yourself off social media. But like any addiction the secret to kicking the habit is to build new, healthy ones and that starts with a digital detox.

It’s why this Christmas our founder James Duigan will be shutting down from social media to reconnect with friends and family – in person! You can join him. Here’s his three step digital detox plan to unplug and tune in to what really matters.

3 Simple Hacks For A Digital Detox

James and Christiane Duigan in Turkey Amilla Fushi

1 TIME OUT
Use an app called Freedom to block your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter apps for as long as you need – or can bear. At the very least, keep them quiet during your Christmas dinner.

2 LOG OUT
It’s so simple, it’s genius. Creating that extra step between you and your “feed” will help you resist the lure of mindless scrolling when your resolve is wearing thin.

3 TUNE IN
No pictures. No selfies. No boomerangs. No snapchats. For one day at least. Don’t lose the moment by trying to capture it. Live in the moment and it will live long in the memory.

Discover more about James Duigan’s Blueprint for Health and how addressing the four pillars of health can change your life here.

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