The Art Of Calming Down // YUN Journal
Erschienen am 21. Februar 2019 auf YUN Journal
Why you should try a digital detox this year.
WHEN OUR SMARTPHONE BECOMES OUR CLOSEST COMPANION, IT IS TIME FOR A DIGITAL DETOX? BUT HOW CAN WE TURN THE LITTLE BREAK FROM OUR SCREEN FROM A FRIENDLY ANECDOTE INTO A LASTING, PERSONAL BELIEF?
Once upon a time people called each other on their house telephones, young people wrote actual letters and as soon as a teenager tried to dial in the internet, a loud, disturbing sound made parents shout from somewhere in the house, “Don’t spend so much time online, it’s too expensive.” Easy said, as a picture of the size of 1 Megabtye needed ages to build up and chatting with others was as scary as it was exciting. All this seems so far away these days. Today we are online. Permanently, 24/7. And we cannot get enough.
Especially the smartphone, it seems, has become a best friend to many of us. The small little gadget offers a huge vary of functions and options. We use it for literally everything: for communicating, for banking, for searching information, when we travel it keeps our tickets, in the morning it helps us to wake up on time, we play games on it, we track our fitness and whenever we want to note down a thought there is also a little icon for our very personal digital notebook. “There’s an app for anything”, a big technology brand once said and they seemed to be absolutely right. The smartphone is our window to the world – whenever and wherever we wish. But when is much too much? What does it do to us, if a small electronic device becomes that relevant that we automatically carry it around all day?