Do You Need a Digital Detox?
1. Whenever I log off the internet:
- I can easily shut off the computer
- I feel stressed and anxious
2. True or False: I always think about being online when I'm not logged on.
3. My friends nag me about being online
- all the time
4. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
- hit the snooze button
- reach for my smartphone
5. How often do you check your email?
- twice a day
- at least once every hour
- five times a day
6. Do you avoid family or social commitments to spend time online?
7. Do you have an internet free night every week?
8. How often do you stay up late or wake up early to log on?
9. Do you skip meals because you're online?
10. How many times have you attempted to cut back on internet use and failed?
- more than twice, but less than five times
- all the time
You're a Zen Master
Congratulations! You have not fallen into the rabbit hole of internet and gadget addiction. Maybe you've slipped up in the past, but now you've been consciously taking steps to avoid too much internet use.
You're a Borderline Digital Addict
We get it, gadgets and technology are great. They're the ultimate efficiency and productivity enablers, they allow us to be the best that we can be and make us look good while we're at it. But sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing, and you may be walking the thin line between excessive use and just enough. Just be aware of this and you'll be fine.
Go to a Digital Detox Camp, pronto.
Turn off your router, shut down your laptop, and leave your smartphone behind. Go out and take a hike, literally. Find a patch of nature nearby and commune with the wood nymphs and smell the flowers along the way. Fly to the nearest beach or mountain where wifi's and cellphone signals do not exist. You'll fall in love with your gadgets all over again when you return, I promise.