Alternative Ways To Reset and Refresh
For those whose job duties include massive amounts of screen exposure, having time to live IRL is a must. Even if we don’t work in front of our computers, the lure of the quick dopamine hit, and a subsequent potential for addiction to that quick hit, may make us seek out that powerful, pocket-sized, magic-machine a little too often.
We might know that the over-consumption is an environmental nightmare. Post winter-holidays can be a good time to give your wallet and capitalism a rest. Keep it simple - don’t buy anything new for a prescribed period of time and utilize only the items that you already own or come second hand. Clothing is certainly on top of the list but no-buy detoxes can apply to items from housewares to electronics, etc.
Focusing on Perfection Detox:
Whether it’s exercise, self-improvement, or even “healthy” eating - balance is key to success. Taking a breather from our self-imposed “better, stronger, healthier me” routines can again, increase effectiveness, uncover underlying issues, or even just relieve any sense of boredom or obligation. Food can be trickier given allergies, gastrointestinal issues, or serious illness.
Get some sleep.
This one was tougher to word because the point is not to give up on sleep but the lifestyle that keeps us from getting enough sleep. Push aside late nights out, revenge staying up, and scrolling on the phone for hours. Aim for seven to nine hours every night. Adequate sleep supports and maintains a healthy brain and studies continue to support the connection between amount of sleep and cognitive function.
How will you reset and refresh in 2023?