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Time for some digital dieting!

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Time for some digital dieting!

Parimala Guruprasad

Life without technology today is unimaginable. People of all ages and professions utilize technology for either personal or other benefits. When there is digital ‘overeating’ a corrective measure like digital ‘dieting’ can be adopted to curb the overindulgence of digital gadgets. It is a detox mechanism required to revive and restore you from the intricate web of techno savvy gadgets and the limitless exposure to an all-inviting world beyond!

The concept of digital dieting is loosely based on a learning model. We acquire new learning by associating it with something pleasurable – making it a part of our functional behaviour. Technology can overpower your life. Digital dieting suggests abstaining from digital devices, appliances and gadgets. By doing this, you will acquire beneficial results and a clean-up of UR cognitive and emotional processes.

There are many immediate and long-term benefits of regulating UR technology usage.
A healthy practice of moving away from gadgets for a specific timeframe ensures several physical and mental health advantages too. Some of these include lesser sleep deprivation, proper posture, and completion of other activities without disruption and so on.

The psychological advantages of digital detox involve better resilience, increased attention span and new improved social skills. These changes you will experience due to digital dieting can immensely improve things for you at home and even at UR workplace.

Scheduling the usage of technology by opting to use the ‘do not disturb mode,’ ‘sleep mode’ or ‘flight mode’ can help regulate UR behavioural patterns. It will provide you with more ‘me time’ which you may not be getting due to excessive gadget use. Intuitive technology like voice interaction can reduce digital addiction as well. You will be saved from the perpetual need to unnecessarily respond to unwanted texts or messages. Going off the grid can reduce the occurrence of cyber bullying and online privacy issues too.

Digital detox starting with no device time, unplugging, no visible notification, negated status alerts and taking a break from social media will make you understand the importance of time and space. This is bound to lead to better self-management!

Life without technology today is unimaginable. People of all ages and professions utilize technology for either personal or other benefits. When there is digital ‘overeating’ a corrective measure like digital ‘dieting’ can be adopted to curb the overindulgence of digital gadgets. It is a detox mechanism required to revive and restore you from the intricate web of techno savvy gadgets and the limitless exposure to an all-inviting world beyond!

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The concept of digital dieting is loosely based on a learning model. We acquire new learning by associating it with something pleasurable – making it a part of our functional behaviour. Technology can overpower your life. Digital dieting suggests abstaining from digital devices, appliances and gadgets. By doing this, you will acquire beneficial results and a clean-up of UR cognitive and emotional processes.

There are many immediate and long-term benefits of regulating UR technology usage.
A healthy practice of moving away from gadgets for a specific timeframe ensures several physical and mental health advantages too. Some of these include lesser sleep deprivation, proper posture, and completion of other activities without disruption and so on.


The psychological advantages of digital detox involve better resilience, increased attention span and new improved social skills. These changes you will experience due to digital dieting can immensely improve things for you at home and even at UR workplace.


Scheduling the usage of technology by opting to use the ‘do not disturb mode,’ ‘sleep mode’ or ‘flight mode’ can help regulate UR behavioural patterns. It will provide you with more ‘me time’ which you may not be getting due to excessive gadget use. Intuitive technology like voice interaction can reduce digital addiction as well. You will be saved from the perpetual need to unnecessarily respond to unwanted texts or messages. Going off the grid can reduce the occurrence of cyber bullying and online privacy issues too.

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Digital detox starting with no device time, unplugging, no visible notification, negated status alerts and taking a break from social media will make you understand the importance of time and space. This is bound to lead to better self-management!

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