Creating Space: The Power Of Disconnecting In A Hyperconnected World
Hyperconnectivity is a concept combining all forms of communication, including person-to-person, person-to-machine, and machine-to-machine.
Sadly, face-to-face contact isn’t the most common option anymore with so many opportunities to connect with others at any moment of the day and reach people anywhere on the planet.
Millennials know that pretty well. They are intelligent and as the dominant force in the workforce, .
How to Disconnect and Learn to Enjoy Life More
1. Unplug in the morning and evening.
Ditch technology during your mornings and the time before bed. If you allow your phone to become your morning routine, . Using devices right before bed (or even worse, in bed) keeps your mind activated for hours after that and prevents you from getting enough sleep.
2. Reduce social media usage.
Let’s be honest. You don’t actually need all of them. One or two are enough to keep in touch with the important people in your life. Having messages from 3 different social platforms, 2 photosharing and 3 dating apps can be overwhelming for everyone.
3. Block distractions.
Ironically, there are apps that can help you stop using most of the apps on your phone. Use tools such as BreakFree, Offtime, and Flipd (all available for Android and iOS) to limit social media consumption.
Use an app that blocks social media when you’re trying to focus, are with friends or need some me time.
4. Have hobbies that don’t include having your phone with you.
A fantastic cure for hyperconnectivity that can bring some peace and mindfulness to your day is to have hobbies that don’t involve using your phone.
5. Be a mindful Internet user.
Connect online mindfully. That means only logging into a social network when you know what you’re going to do and thus breaking the habit of purposelessly scrolling feeds.
That will take time as it’s a whole new behavior, but it’s much healthier for your mind, body and soul than being on your phone all the time and consuming information that doesn’t improve your life in any way.