Here’s what happens when you put your phone down and feel the world around you
When work is a desktop screen and play is a smartphone, it can be easy to forget or ignore the natural environment around us. We get so overstimulated by constant news, updates, and notifications that we neglect to acknowledge and appreciate the most basic of human senses required for emotional wellbeing — touch.
Whether it’s a conscious week-long digital detox, an afternoon without the smartphone, or just half an hour of active mindfulness, stepping away from the screen and experiencing life around you will leave you recharged and reconnected (to nature that is, not Wifi). Forget scrolling, clicking, and swiping, and let your hands lead you back to nature with these simple sensory experiences.