A digital detox is a period of time when you take a vacation from the digital devices that overwhelm our lives.
This can look different for different people. Some people step away from everything and won’t even look at their smartphone or laptop. Others might just step away from the worst drains on their time such as social media and Netflix, and restrict their screen usage at certain times.
But, when a digital nomad’s lifestyle is defined by the ability to be connected, should digital nomads be interested in taking a digital vacation?
The answer is yes, they definitely should. Digital nomads can be just as susceptible to the risks of constant digital connectivity as everyone else. Here are only some of the risks:
- Digital devices can disrupt sleep as the light that screens give off can undermine natural circadian rhythms.
- Excessive screen time, especially on mobile devices, has also been linked to reduced attention span and diminished ability to concentrate.
- Constant connectivity makes it difficult to maintain the balance between work and life.
- It can be hard to be present in the moment and make genuine connections with new people, if your attention is constantly being pulled elsewhere.
Read about the warning signs that you need a digital detox as well as some useful tips on how to do it in our full article.