In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.
In June we’re ditching the digital screens and exploring the impact a Digital Detox has on our mental and emotional Energy. We’re exploring digital detoxing with the super knowledgeable Tanya Goodin, an award-winning digital entrepreneur, digital detox evangelist, tech ethicist, and author.
For 20+ years she was founder and CEO of one of the UK’s first digital marketing agencies, now she’s a digital consultant to brands and schools and founder of digital detox movement Time To Log Off.
Research shows us that UK adults spend an average of 8 hours 41 minutes a day on screens (that’s more time than they we spend asleep!). An in total we now spend an average of a day a week online. It’s no surprise then that 66% of UK smartphone owners in a study self reported
suffering from ‘nomophobia’, the fear of losing or being without their phones at any given time – obsessively checking to make sure they have their phone with them, and constantly worrying about losing it somewhere.
And when it comes to taking a break, 60% of people say a traditional vacation/holiday does not relieve their stress with many admitting to checking emails and taking phone calls while away, sometimes multiple times a day. Sound familiar? Well a digital detox deals with these stresses by removing all work-related communications meaning we can take a proper break from our tech.
So, our challenge for this month has two parts to it… First up are the five core rules we’re going to follow for the whole Month:
And then we’ve got a series of challenges to try out as and when the time is right for us each to introduce these into our lives, this month:
A huge thanks to @tanyagoodin for putting this plan together for us this month. We’re super excited to see the impact it has for us. You can find out more about Digital Detoxing in Tanya’s awesome book ‘Off’ or on her “It’s Complicated” podcast.
We’ll be sharing updates throughout the month, but only at times that work around the detox we’ll be having from our screens. So follow our progress and let us know how you get on @UppingYourElvis.
But don’t follow us every day. Have some time off from your tech and screens yourselves too!
The Upping Your Elvis Team,