Why You should Consider a Digital Detox!
Technology to keep us connected has been indispensable in the last two years. With so few opportunities to be able to meet family, friends and colleagues, technology has literally been a lifeline for both our mental and business health. But there is a flip side – a dark side even. Who hasn’t become exhausted and disillusioned by endless Teams or Zoom meetings? Who didn’t feign a headache to avoid that family zoom quiz? Who among us checks our smartphone as the very first thing we do when we wake up?
I’m increasingly wondering if instead of technology being our servant, the relationship has switched and it’s really us that’s the servant, jumping to attention everytime we receive yet another notification and I thought I would so some research leading to my discovery that I suffer from Nomophobia!
What is Nomophobia?
Nomophobia is a genuine anxiety disorder caused by separation from a mobile phone. My symptoms include an increased heart rate, feelings of panic and an in inability to focus until I’m reunited with my device. Maybe I need a digital detox?
My guest this week knows all about a digital detox – in fact he’s made it his business. Hector Hughes is the co-founder of Unplugged. A start-up providing a digital detox at off-grid cabins an hour from city life.
Journey alongside my guest and discover:
The events leading up Hector’s own burn out and the inspiration that led to Unplugged;
What actually happens during an Unplugged experience! Are you really separated from your phone?
How important a digital detox is for our personal wellbeing;
Why being connected 24/7 is fundamentally bad for our mental health
How Unplugged offers a unique employee wellbeing experience that we could all benefit from.
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