My experience at a digital detox

So I spent the last 2 weeks in lanzarote enjoying the sunshine and peace hence my lack of posts! I made a commitment before I went on holiday to spend less time on my phone, I felt like i was checking my phone every 5 minutes and I couldn’t put it down! So as soon as the plane landed I switched my wifi and mobile data off and immersed myself in reading my books and sunbathing! I felt so much better not constantly checking my phone for notifications, it was hard initially but once I got used to not using it i was surprised at how much you don’t miss it! Admittedly I did use it to take photos but apart from that I refrained from using it as much as possible! I found i was listening to conversations a lot more attentively than i used to and found my concentration levels much higher! Now i’m back home i find only turning your wifi/ data on every now and again helps to stay off your phone!

Have any of you done a digital detox? If so let me know how you got on in the comments! I’ll leave you with a picture from my holidays!20180622_140314

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Quote of the week

I love this quote by swami sivananda, nobody knows what is around the corner, i know it sounds a bit cliche but we should try to take the most out of every day! Take the opportunity when it arises because you don’t know if it will again! Accept that job offer or say yes to that holiday. Live each day to the fullest as you never know what is round the corner!_There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living_ (1)

Acts of kindness

Ever so often we go about our daily lives being immersed in the digital world constantly checking into twitter or Instagram always keeping up to date with the latest news. But how often do we look up from our phones and take note of the people around us? The old lady struggling to stand on the bus or the young mother struggling to get her pram on the train. Just delivering small acts of kindness can really make someone’s day even if it is something as simple as smiling at a passer by or offering your seat up on the bus.  Not only does it make the person who you are offering the kindness to feel happier it makes you feel happier! Only the other day I noticed a lady drop her watch in the street, I quickly notified her and gave her the watch and you know what she said? That I had restored her faith in humanity. She expected the watch would have been stolen and never to be seen again. So you never know just by showing kindness to another stranger you may be restoring their faith in humanity!

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Quote of the week

This weeks quote stuck out to me as it’s so relateable in order to better ourselves we need to be prepared. To reach that goal we have set for ourselves we must continue to follow those mini goals or stepping stones as i like to call them. By following these mini goals we continue to progress into reaching our final goal, each bit of progress brings us closer to our final goal!

What goals have you set yourself? The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances_ if there is any reaction, both are transformed

Quote of the week

Today’s quote is one that I live by every day, a personal favourite of mine by Nelson Mandela. I love the meaning of the quote, personally I believe that no one should settle for a life they are unfulfilled in. Strive for the best possible life you can live, because everyone can do it, it just takes a tonne of hard work and determination!

What is your ideal life?

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