MY LIFE-CHANGING ‘DIGITAL SUNSET’ EXPERIENCE
Sound familiar? It’s a common pattern that so many people get themselves into these days, and find it hard to get out of.
You may feel that coming home after a long day at work and watching TV or scrolling through social media is relaxing, but it’s actually not. It has the opposite effect on your mind, body and soul. Your poor, exhausted brain is already so overworked, in need of rest, but instead of giving it the break it needs and wants you set yourself up in front of a screen, bombarding it with even more information.
I could cook a delicious, nourishing meal without rushing or feeling like it was a chore. I could sit down and actually ENJOY that meal, without being distracted by the TV or a notification. I had time to read, to stretch, to talk to my loved ones. To take a long soak in a hot bath. It was like I was at a day spa. Which is actually hilarious because I realised that we go on holidays and to day spas to give ourselves a break, yet we can do that in our daily lives just by turning off our phones!
Are you someone who says you never have time for anything? Me too! And to be honest I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t thought that. I was recently talking to a friend who said that she had stopped herself from replying to emails at night time, with the intention of cutting down her technology time, but the problem was that she would still actually read the emails at night. This meant that she went to bed with the stress and anxiety of not being able to reply, even once she knew what they had emailed her about, so no wonder why she couldn’t fall asleep when there was so much inner chatter and to-do lists running through her mind.