Electronic digital detox will ease you to sleep, improve your sleep quality and overall well-being

Why Electronic Digital Detox?

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Electronic digital detox will ease you to sleep, improve your sleep quality and overall well-being

Why Electronic Digital Detox?

I know you are thinking. “Electronic Digital Detox,” is this some new age hype.  Actually, it is real.  Because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that electronics are not affecting your health.  We are inundated with electronic screens, text messages and digital noisy notifications to go to our destinated meetings.  Finding moments of peace and clarity can feel like a daunting task.

It is funny that in the 1980’s when pagers were new, I knew this one gentleman that said he does carry a pager because it stressed him out.  I wonder what he is doing now.  Our digital “convenient” devices are more in our face than they were back then.  Perhaps, I am aging myself.  LOL.

Plus, these new “convenient” digital devices there is a constant barrage of information from calls, emails and text messages as well as NOT uplifting news from social media and news outlets hyped on negative stories. Unfortunately, we are in the dark age of digital in our films as well. People are addicted to the negative hype that our wonderful digital devices provide us.

We need a time out. It is bad enough that the EMF – Electronic Magnetic Fields are draining our body’s energy.  Then being exposed to so much negative garbage drains our souls.

In my recent episode “Debi’s Deep Dive – Embracing ‘Caring for the Whole You’ in a Journey of Wholistic Self-Love,” I talked about the importance of “Electronic Detox” to make it easier to sleep.  I mentioned you need to detox for 2 hours before you go to bed. This electronic digital detox has your eyes, mind, senses, emotions, and spiritual well-being say, “Thank you!”

Are Digital Electronics Addictive?

Yes, they are.  I know you saying electronic games can because you don’t want to stop until you get to a next level.  Funny, people don’t want to walk the stairs in a building, but they have to get to the next level of the game.  Perhaps video games started the addiction frenzy.  I really don’t know.  It is interesting how games seeped in our handy dandy cell phones.  Maybe I am blessed with a phone where the battery dies easily.

So yes, we have a dependency on digital devices at unprecedented levels. It is scary when my teenage son does not want to part from his phone when he was little.  He is a lot better now.  From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are constantly tethered to our smartphones, tablets, and computers. While these devices offer convenience and connectivity, they also inundate us with a relentless stream of information.  For many the negative messaging can induce anxiety and judging yourself against others causes self-esteem problems.

How Negative Media Influences Our Well-Being

Social media platforms, news outlets, and even popular films often thrive on sensationalism and negativity. Headlines scream of tragedy and conflict, while social media feeds bombard us with curated images of perfection, fostering feelings of inadequacy and comparison. Over time, this constant exposure to negativity can take a toll on our mental and emotional health, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and depression.

Teenage girls are usually the ones that get so depressed being exposed to images and messaging on their phones.  They judge themselves on others. Some each in trouble for others reason by trusting strangers. 

Understanding the Impact of EMF on our Body’s Energy

Besides the psychological effects of constant digital exposure, there’s growing concern about the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by electronic devices. Research suggests that prolonged exposure to EMF may disrupt our body’s natural energy field, leading to fatigue, headaches, and overall feelings of malaise. By reducing our dependence on digital devices, we can minimize our exposure to harmful EMF and preserve our vitality and well-being. 

Setting Boundaries for Better Sleep

One crucial aspect of electronic detox is establishing boundaries around our device usage, especially before bedtime. Research has shown that the blue light emitted by screens can interfere with our body’s production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating sleep-wake cycles. To promote better sleep quality, consider implementing a “digital curfew” by disconnecting from electronics at least two hours before bedtime. Instead, engage in calming activities such as reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing gentle stretching exercises to prepare your mind and body for restorative sleep.

Reclaiming Your Peace of Mind

In the midst of this digital deluge, electronic detox offers a refuge—a chance to unplug, unwind, and reconnect with ourselves and the world around us. By stepping away from our screens, we create space for reflection, mindfulness, and genuine human connection. Electronic detox allows us to break free from the cycle of information overload and reclaim our peace of mind.

Practical Strategies for Digital Detox

Set Boundaries:

Establish designated times during the day when you will disconnect from your devices. Ideally don’t have phones at the dinner table will make it to talk and share about your day. Possibly create tech-free zones in your home where you can unwind without the distraction of screens.

Limit Social Media Consumption:

Reduce the time spent on social media platforms, and curate your feeds to include only positive and uplifting content. Consider taking periodic breaks from social media altogether to reset and recharge. Truly you have better things to do than being on social media.  You can see our friends and family in person now.

Choose Your News Wisely:

Be mindful of the sources you rely on for news and information. Seek out reputable sources that provide balanced and objective reporting, and limit exposure to sensationalized or negative content.

Engage in Analog Activities:

Rediscover the simple pleasures of life beyond the screen. Spend time outdoors, pursue hobbies and interests that bring you joy, and prioritize face-to-face interactions with loved ones.

Practice Mindfulness:

Cultivate mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga to anchor yourself in the present moment and reduce stress and anxiety.

Embracing Balance in the Digital Age

Electronic digital detox is not about completely disconnecting from the digital world, but rather about finding balance and reclaiming your lives as social beings in person. By being intentional about how and when we engage with technology, we can foster a healthier relationship with our devices and prioritize our well-being. So, let’s embrace the power of electronic digital detox and cultivate a more mindful and fulfilling way of living in our digital age.

For More Ideas

I talk about Electronic Detox to help you sleep better on my Radio & TV Show, Debi Changes Lives at “Debi’s Deep Dive – Embracing ‘Caring for the Whole You’ in a Journey of Wholistic Self-Love.” Check it out. Also you are always welcome to email me or setup a private complimentary consultation if you have questions.