Have You Ever Had A Digital Detox?

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that I have been on holiday for the past week (hence why it being a little bit quiet on here) to lovely Lazarote - I will post all about it for you soon. While I was away I had all of the best intentions to have a 'Digital Detox' but did that happen.....NOPE! It's so hard not to share all of the wonderful things I had seen with you guys.

So, what is a digital detox then? Exactly what it says, a detox from all online platforms and gadgets, have you ever considered doing it?


I have had a digital detox before. In 2015 my blog and social media was becoming more of a chore than a passion. It put a pressure on me to be online all of the time and it started getting in the way of normal life, and to be honest I had lost my blogging mojo a little bit too so I decided to take an overdue digital detox. I think it did me the world of good and my blogging mojo is most definitely back!

I read a really interesting article on Webgazette about a survey done by Cartridge Save which included some eye opening statistics.....65% of the 1,026 people who took part, enjoy taking time offline and 88% of the worlds population have some form of online presence, that's a whole load of people right?!

You can read the full article HERE, it's definitely worth a read!

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The people surveyed were also asked about their favourite offline hobby, which got me thinking about what my offline hobbies are? I enjoy spending time with my close friends, shopping, cooking, reading and days out with my boyfriend, I also love just spending time on my own listening to music. Popular answers of the people surveyed were baking, up-cycling furniture and the most popular in the younger generation - which I am still bracketed in thankfully - was bullet journaling.

I write bullet journals myself, well in the notes on my phone but it's offline so it counts, whenever I want to remember something, write down feelings, something I have seen or even tell someone something in that moment I add it to my notes app, mainly because I'm forgetful but it's a good way of writing in the moment, do you do this?

After a fantastic week away with a little bit of a detox (I didn't blog but I was online posting pretty pictures) I think it is important to sometimes put down your phone, laptop or iPad and do something you enjoy doing in the real world, not virtual, and this is something I am going to definitely make more plans to do from now on, but don't worry, I think I will always be an Instagram addict!

I would love to know what your offline hobbies are? Let me know in the comments.

*Information from a press release by Cartridge Save*

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10 Comments:

  1. I had a bit of a digital detox when we visited Cuba. The hotel had wifi but it wasn't that great so I avoided my phone for the two weeks. I managed to read loads of books and didn't miss my phone one bit! My offline hobbies are knitting, baking and walking, though I only really ever do the walking when I take my dogs out

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  2. I would really struggle with a digital detox. I do have lots of offline hobbies too though

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  3. I sometimes feel like when you blog social media does become a chore no matter how hard you try to 'enjoy' it. The 'fear' people feel of being unfollowed etc.. meh. I just post what I like now, I think it's too easy to get caught up in it all. Who cares if random people don't like my post? I do! Haha.

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  4. A digital detox... I didn't even know it was called that! But yes, I do this quite regularly. As someone that works in social media, I think it's very important to take regular breaks from the digital world.

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  5. I'd struggle to do a digital detox completely but I definitely spend less time online whe I am away. Offline I love reading, watching movies and TV shows, cooking, going out with my friends/ other half and bullet journally is awesome too x

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  6. I personally feel like a detox is required every few weeks- only a few hours to a day, but as a blogger I'm online 24/7 so it's definitely worth doing it regularly!

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  7. Most of my work is online, so I find it super hard, but I often detox from my computer by working outside in the sunshine whenever I can!

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  8. ha ha I struggle to have one altogether I remember the excitement when traveling to Australia checking my phone in the airports in between the long haul flights I felt lost

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  9. I had a digital detox last year. I enjoyed it and should do it more often.

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  10. I tend to have a detox when i'm on holiday - but it hard to have a total detox. xx

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