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A digital detox podcast

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Upper intermediate: B2


I’d like to do it, even if I think that I’m not too affected by digital things. I study quite all day in front of books and I try not to be too more distracted from my phone.

Yes, I would like to do a digital detox, but i think it'll would be very difficult at the beginning. I usually use my phone from the morning until the evening to hear my friends and I'm used to watching tv series on computer. It sound terrible stay even just a day without connections. Maybe (one day) I will try.

Yes, I’d like to do a digital detox because nowadays people have turned in technology-aholic, and sometimes it’s could be a tricky situation that can affect your personal life, hence it will be interesting come back for a short period of time to the past and living as whether wouldn’t have had technology or some digital change. Technology represented important changes in our lives but also it is important keeping yourself in control.

The audio in the podcast is not working, Does anybody know why?

Hi marciacriollo,

Sorry to hear that the audio is not working :(

I've just tested it on my computer, and it's working for me. It may have been a temporary problem.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Definitely. The digital detox is what I need sometimes. I have to admit I spend a lot of time in front of screens of my laptop, desktop, and smartphone. Ok, I need my computer to learn English, Polish, and programming at home. You can't learn anything without the internet nowadays. I spent several hours every day studying. But, I also look at my screen (mostly smartphone) without any reason. I don't know why. It's a kind of a bad habit now, you always feel you need to check something on your phone: some new notifications or a newsfeed on Facebook or Tweeter or other social networks.
And it's not something you can't live without just another bad habit like smoking or swearing.
Sometimes I tell myself to reduce my online time but with the mixed result so far, if the truth to be told ;)
Maybe I need to read a good motivating book or find a new passion to take up my time to avoid gadgets.
I don't know what else to say about that ... maybe I should check my Facebook to fill this awkward pause ))

To be honest l do that every day when I was on my work or sit next to me any one, but l use it when l feel boring .

I would definitely love it, I have done it before, sometimes it's difficult but you realize there are so many better and real reasons to put attention to your world that you find it easier, it's like if you lived more :D

Unfortunately, all our generations is contaminated of this.where will we go?

Of course I would! I am already doing that every summer - reading books and swimming instead of surfing on the net!