Our phones give us access to the infinite possibilities of the internet, but they also hook us in, attach us to the potential rewards and stimulation that are always a swipe away. It’s only by stepping away that we can experience the freedom of presence and detachment that comes by being fully present in the real world.
Our always-on lives can leave us feeling scattered, overwhelmed and with so much unfinished business that it’s unclear what to do next. When you finally step back, slow down and turn off all the inputs for a while that we rediscover clarity, and can come back to our daily lives more motivated and focused.
Our brains are not designed for constant stimulation, which activates our fight-flight response, or our stress response. We’re just not wired to be available to the rest of the world 24/7. By taking some time away we find what we were seeking all along, a sense of peace, calm and presence.