By Jessica Sepel – The Healthy Life

We are living in a world where we are available 24/7 and I’m afraid it’s causing our bodies to store huge amounts of stress. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, emails, Twitter, texts, phone calls… the list goes on and never seems to end! For me, my business is now social media – so it’s become even harder to switch off.

That’s why the best thing you can do for your body right now is… A detox from social media.

Being attached to our phones and computers without any sort of boundaries is starting to scare me. I also wonder if I would be more productive with my work if I took time away from social media and the technology overload.

This is why I have decided to embrace social media detoxes. We need to start to set boundaries for a healthier and more balanced life.

How to distract yourself whilst detoxing:

– Chat to your friends over tea or on the phone – rather than social media.

– Read a book – something you love.

– Write down your thoughts in a note pad, rather than on your phone.

– After dinner: instead of being on your phone all night, watch your favorite TV show or tuck into a movie

– Go for a nature walk

– Enjoy being with your lover – just have a chat with tea (get intimate!?)

– Go to bed earlier than usual

How to let go:

You have to learn to ENJOY and EMBRACE stillness and peace – it is so healthy for your mind and body. You will perform better in life and at work when you have set boundaries and switched off from social media.

If you want a more balanced life – you just have to make this a priority now.

My advice is to actually schedule it in

On a Saturday or Sunday for example. Diarize your switch off from technology and treat it as a mini holiday to yourself. When you are tempted to be on social media – take a big breathe in and while you breath out say, “I let go” and tell yourself that having a break will be healing for you body.

Motivating fact? You will be more present and awake in your life when you disconnect. You will enjoy everything more. Social media can cause anxiety and stress.