09 Dec 12 digital detox blogs of Christmas #4
Our Presence Not Presents campaign challenged twelve bloggers to put down their phones for two days pre-Christmas, to experience logging-off and focusing on family and friends. We hope that their stories about their experiences will inspire you to consider a digital detox of your own. Next up in the series is …
Mummy to the Max
As a regular blogger, Helen a.k.a Mummy to the Max is an avid user of the internet; “I love using the internet. There are so many things that I can do online.” Would she be able to manage a digital detox, and log off from the internet for two days?
“As the day drew closer for me to begin the digital detox, I started to regret my decision a little.”
With one of the days of the challenge falling on Black Friday, Helen found herself disappointed she wouldn’t be able to join in the fun online, but instead took the time to go out and shop with family. One of the main aims of this challenge was to get bloggers to spend more time with their family and this is a great example of that.
“As Saturday night drew in …”
“I cooked Ben and I a nice dinner and we decided to watch some TV together and play a board game. This is something which we have not done since we were on holiday in August and it is something which we enjoy doing together.” It’s great that through her mini digital detox, Helen was able to revisit something that she enjoys which doesn’t involve digital, and which brings the family together.
“As much as I missed my phone at times, I loved the down time that I was able to have.”
“The digital detox taught me that although it is great to be online some of the time, I can easily keep off the internet and only use it when I really need to.” This is a great philosophy to take out of a digital detox. “This Christmas I will be having another digital detox and I am looking forward to spending lots of down time with my family without my phone.”
Even if you think a digital detox retreat is not for you, why not give our Christmas digital detox challenge a go? It’s a mere two days offline and it’s the perfect time to be focusing fully on family and friends.