A return to a simpler life, if only for a limited time, might be on your bucket list and could be quite challenging as we are used to 24-hour access.

It seems somewhat ironic that you are reading this article on the internet if you are considering a month-long detox from your online life!

The prime concern could be your employment, a possible stumbling block if you are used to email communication. A quiet word with your boss may find a solution to this problem.

 

Getting started

Perhaps the easiest way to take a one-month internet detox is to just hide away in a place where there is no connection or availability.

This is possible in some remote areas of the UK, for example, some parts of the Scottish Highlands or the Lake District.

Of course, there will always be the temptation to use your own data if no wi-fi is available. This is simply resolved by not taking any of your devices away with you.

Covering the bases

Before attempting this detox, you need to ensure that all your finances are in place to cover any unexpected emergencies, as you will not be able to use online banking.

Remember to let your friends and family know what you are doing, so they don’t panic if they can’t get in touch with you by their usual method of communication.

With regards to social media, update your status on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to let your followers know you are “incommunicado”.

This detox may lead to the realisation that perhaps you are missing out on the simpler pleasures of life, by relying on the internet.

Consider the fact you may have to walk to a local shop to buy a newspaper to find out what is happening in the world. When was the last time you did that?

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