How to Be More Mindful in a Digital World

We need to be “present” in order to focus and have a clear mind

Janice Eastman

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A bunch of open laptops
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

The internet has brought us many amazing things.

But it has also made it very easy to become disconnected from the present moment.

It’s easy to get caught up in what’s happening on our screens and forget to take time to just be.

But there are ways we can be more mindful in a digital world.

One way is to make a point of disconnecting from our devices regularly. This can be tough if you’re constantly glued to your phone. Or if you work in a tech-based industry.

But even just taking a break for a few minutes each day can help you to feel more present and connected.

Another way to be more mindful is to be more aware of how you use your devices.

Are you using them for task-oriented activities or for entertainment?

Are you mindlessly scrolling through social media?

Or are you taking the time to read and interact with what you’re seeing?

Taking a more mindful approach to how I use my devices has helped me to feel more connected and present in my life.

It’s also essential for me to be mindful of the way I communicate with others online.

Though it can be tough to disconnect from my devices, if I make a conscious effort to do it, I feel more connected and present.

One of the most challenging things for me to watch is a group of people in a restaurant, and most of them are on their phones.

It used to be that people would go out to eat and really savor the meal and the company.

But now, people can’t even go for an hour without looking at their screens.

I try not to be too judgmental, but seeing people so disconnected makes me sad.

One of the best things we can do to be more mindful in a digital world is to take breaks from our devices and enjoy the people and things around us.

And if we make a conscious effort to be more mindful, we can feel more connected and present in our lives.
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Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.