The Digital Detox – The Sequel

*This post was totally meant to be a review of Tata Harper skincare but I got sidetracked by an unintended rant against the digital age so just rolled with it. The Tata Harper review will likely go up tomorrow so watch for it then!

As you’ll have noticed by my (unusual) radio silence over the past nearly two weeks, I took my digital detox rather seriously and took the opportunity to completely disconnect for my trip home to Canada to celebrate my maternal grandmother’s 100(!!!)th birthday.

True, it helped that I consciously turned the data on my phone off to avoid extortionate roaming charges and so could only connect to wi-fi when it was available. But what initially started as a temporary turn off turned into a full-on hermit-style embracing of pre-app, pre-digital-addiction life.

I didn’t log on to promote last week’s blog posts (so I should probably mention that you can find them here and here. And reading the second one will help explain why I’ve suddenly become digital-adverse Old Lady Blonde on you) and instead trusted that they would promote themselves.

I took a picture of the sunset and the ones I love…and then put the phone away and enjoyed the moment rather than fretting over a filter.

I let the Tweeters tweet and the Instagrammers gram and didn’t care one little bit about the mounting emails.

And it was AMAZING.

I felt free. I felt lighter than ever and I was so incredibly happy to give 100% of my attention to the people I was with and the things I was doing.

When I returned to the UK I didn’t have the usual urge to switch on and dive in. Instead I sent off a quick note to the family to let them know we’d arrived back safely and then I plopped my phone down in the other room and didn’t look at it until Monday morning when I tentatively eased my way back into the digital sphere with some Hamilton sing-alonging.

Now, here we are a day later and already I’m not sleeping as well and I’m back to constantly worrying about the state of the world.

Though it’s near impossible to completely disconnect on a day to day basis I’m officially going to be looking for every spare second to put my phone away!

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