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How I Make Time For Myself By Taking A Weekend Digital Detox

Learn how this RL writer discovered the benefits of going offline for almost 48 hours every week

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I've been working in the digital industry for a little over two years now. From being an advertising consultant at a Singapore-based agency to writing a daily churn of multiple stories about shelter, it's safe to say that this is the most hectic and exciting field of work there is. Clocking out isn't an option—you constantly have to observe audience behavior, create fresh content, manage social media accounts and the list goes on.

Aside from that—as if I don't already spend too much time on the Internet—I also go online for personal reasons like checking Facebook, posting on Instagram or watching vlogs on YouTube. One lazy afternoon, as I was aimlessy clicking on random videos, I came accross Estee Lalonde's 48-Hour Digital Detox. In the video, she challenged herself to go for two days without using her phone, watching TV, browsing the Internet, or playing on her iPad. Half a day into it, she was already bored and found it incredibly difficult to find things to do with her newfound free time.

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