I, like most people, rely on my smart phone and computer for many tasks and some entertainment. How do we turn it off and be serene and peaceful sometimes?
It is your right to turn things off and not answer your phone during dinner or playtime. It is very stressful to be on call 24 hours of the day.
You an take a walk without music and just enjoy the sounds of the world, the park, the birds as you pass by.
I think it takes small steps to achieve time on your own away from ipads, kindles and the like. Start with an hour or two a day and see how you feel. It may feel strange at first, but it will be rewarding in the end.
Maybe you can replace digital connections with reading a book, or burning a nice candle and doing yoga. You might read the paper while reading breakfast.
Pay attention to how you feel. Are you anxious at first and then more relaxed? Does it get easier day by day?
Let me know what you think!