Digital detox: Can taking a break from tech improve your well-being?


A 2018 survey of more than 4,000 people in Britain and the United States by market research firm GWI found one in five had been on a detox, with 70% trying to limit the time they spent online. — Man photo created by freepik - www.freepik.com

Tired of having to gaze at a screen for anything from a pub quiz to work calls, Anna Redman and her boyfriend headed to a wooden cabin outside London, locked their phones in a sealed envelope and spent three days off-grid earlier this year.

“It felt really appealing to not have access at all for a few days,” said Redman, 29, who works in public relations and started to crave a “digital detox” as almost all her social contact shifted online during Covid-19 lockdowns.

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