Why You Should Try an Electronics Cleanse


Electronics are great. We can watch all of our favorite shows or movies on our Smart TVs, phones, tablets, and computers, as well as send and receive messages and emails on a giant, handheld, or tiny screen. Unfortunately, so much technology can be overwhelming both physically and mentally. Because of this, it’s important to take some time off. Consider going on a cleanse from your electronics to help out your health.

Why You Should Cleanse

Taking a step back from all of our electronic devices, is a great way to destress and appreciate the world around us. Cleansing helps us realize electronics are amenities—while extremely helpful in recreational or dire situations, they can be overused to the point of excess. Additionally, looking at screens for extended periods of time can cause damage to your eyes and affect your health in adverse ways.

When to Cleanse

Going on such a cleanse might not be appropriate when we’re in the middle of an important period at work or, say, planning our best friend’s wedding. A fitting time would be during a free weekend or on vacation. Look at your calendar and decide when you’re going to try to take a week (or more) break from your electronic devices.

Find a Cleanse That Works For You

If your job demands your attention to a computer or you can’t leave your computer behind during school, try modifying the cleanse to fit your needs. Work it into your day-to-day life in a smaller, but still impactful way, such as avoiding electronics an hour before bed. Instead of scrolling through Instagram, consider winding down and reading a book or writing in a journal. This can help relax  your mind and make it easier to fall asleep. The same can work for the morning, where we can focus on getting ready for the day before drowning our eyes in emails or text messages.  

Whether you take baby steps or cut yourself off cold turkey, an electronics cleanse is a wonderful way to tone down your hectic life and relax your mind and body.

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Dominique is a Writing major at Loyola University Maryland. She loves music, movies, books, a good ghost story, funny jokes, and rollercoasters. She hopes to one day travel abroad to Europe and Australia and to become a full-time author.

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