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Upper intermediate: B2

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Would you like to do a digital detox?

Yes, I had already adopted the similar practise a few years ago, due to digital notifications and sounds made me nervous sometimes, sometimes a lot of distractions to weaken my focus and most of the time the digital devices gave me the neck, shoulder pains and eyes strains. After those things, happened to me, then I limit my usage of the digital devices. I also found out that now adays smartbands and smart watches are somewhat useful to reduce the time that you are looking your phones or tablets or other connected devices.

it would be useful for everyone to do a digital detox. I don't think I'm digital addicted but maybe sometimes I spend a lot of time to watch stupid video on the phone and then I realize that was just wasted time

I don't like the situation that I should check my smartphone as soon as there is a notification. It has been almost one year since I have to do so, because I put a flat on Airbnb and Tujia, I don't want the guest waiting. The Tujia APP really makes me nervous, if you don't answer in 10m it will call you again and again to remind you there's a question you should answer and at the same time it warns you if you do not answer in 30m, the ranking of your house will be down and there's a risk to be sold out. I don't like the feeling of cooperating with Tujia APP, literally.

It’s an informative and interesting experience, I think this idea can be used for mobile and telephone and I did it and it was very helpful for me.

As the speaker mentioned detox is more practical for younger ages who were used to digital devices as well as geeks. In some cases and jobs its inevitable to work majority of their time with these devices.

This idea,would be good to me,because I used to look at my phone too much time.

I don't need to do it. I'm not aware of my mobile phone the most of the time. Some days I forget charging it indeed!

Great!