THE FACTS:

Why Digital Detox®?

61% admit to being addicted to the internet and their devices

The average American dedicates 30% of leisure time to perusing the web

50% of people prefer to communicate digitally than in person

67% of cellphone owners find themselves checking their device even when it’s not ringing or vibrating

One out of ten Americans report depression; heavy internet users are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed

The average employee spends 2 hours a day recovering from distractions

1/3 of people would rather clean their toilets than their inbox

The average employee checks 40 websites a day, switching activities 37 times an hour, changing tasks every two minutes.

However, only 2% of people can actually multi-task without decline in performance.

60% of people say traditional vacation does not relieve their stress

33% of people admit to hiding from family and friends to check social media

High Social media use can trigger an increase in loneliness, jealousy and fear

95% of people use some type of electronics in the hour leading up to bed.
** Artificial light from screens increase alertness and suppress the hormone melatonin by up to 22%
– negatively affecting sleep, performance and mood.

Unplugging for just one day can give some users mental and physical withdraw symptoms

THE FACTS:
Why Digital Detox®?

61% admit to being addicted to the internet and their devices

The average American dedicates 30% of leisure time to perusing the web

50% of people prefer to communicate digitally than in person

67% of cellphone owners find themselves checking their device even when it’s not ringing or vibrating

One out of ten Americans report depression; heavy internet users are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed

The average employee spends 2 hours a day recovering from distractions

1/3 of people would rather clean their toilets than their inbox

The average employee checks 40 websites a day, switching activities 37 times an hour, changing tasks every two minutes.

However, only 2% of people can actually multi-task without decline in performance.

60% of people say traditional vacation does not relieve their stress

33% of people admit to hiding from family and friends to check social media

High Social media use can trigger an increase in loneliness, jealousy and fear

95% of people use some type of electronics in the hour leading up to bed.
** Artificial light from screens increase alertness and suppress the hormone melatonin by up to 22%
– negatively affecting sleep, performance and mood.

Unplugging for just one day can give some users mental and physical withdraw symptoms

1/3 of the global population has access to the internet

By creating healthy relationships with our devices, developing new positive social norms and etiquette, and by changing the ways in which we build and design our digital technologies, we will shift the course of human history.

Living in a generation of multi-task masters, we find it hard to simply sit and focus on one thing. In turn, our productivity levels lower as stress levels sky rocket. Internet use, dependency and forms of addiction are higher than we might like to admit. Many are realizing it’s affects on their personal life, family structures and society at large, and starting to question the role that screens play in their life.

Spending the majority of our waking lives experiencing reality through a screen, endlessly plugged into our devices, is taking it’s toll… and we’re realizing it’s not the answer. It’s time that the era of burnout, FOMO, multi-tasking, tech dependence, fatigue, ‘social media everything’ and information overload comes a close. This is a new chapter, an opportunity for us to redefine what our relationship with digital technology looks like, and in turn, how we experience life on this beautiful planet.

…about 75% of us are using mobile phones, and over a billion humans are just a few clicks from being friends on Facebook. At the push of a button or swipe of a screen, we communicate, share and create with nearly anyone, anytime, anywhere. In just the past decade, we’ve come so far. We’re becoming a true global community. It is a beautiful time to be alive.

However, research shows that many of us feel so tied down by technology that we can’t let a single message or email slip by without responding to it immediately, or feeling a sense of anxiety. The cultural pressures to constantly check messages and to stay up to speed on the latest blogs or news media often lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated without time to breathe.

1/3 of the global population has access to the internet

By creating healthy relationships with our devices, developing new positive social norms and etiquette, and by changing the ways in which we build and design our digital technologies, we will shift the course of human history.

Living in a generation of multi-task masters, we find it hard to simply sit and focus on one thing. In turn, our productivity levels lower as stress levels sky rocket. Internet use, dependency and forms of addiction are higher than we might like to admit. Many are realizing it’s affects on their personal life, family structures and society at large, and starting to question the role that screens play in their life.

Spending the majority of our waking lives experiencing reality through a screen, endlessly plugged into our devices, is taking it’s toll… and we’re realizing it’s not the answer. It’s time that the era of burnout, FOMO, multi-tasking, tech dependence, fatigue, ‘social media everything’ and information overload comes a close. This is a new chapter, an opportunity for us to redefine what our relationship with digital technology looks like, and in turn, how we experience life on this beautiful planet.

…about 75% of us are using mobile phones, and over a billion humans are just a few clicks from being friends on Facebook. At the push of a button or swipe of a screen, we communicate, share and create with nearly anyone, anytime, anywhere. In just the past decade, we’ve come so far. We’re becoming a true global community. It is a beautiful time to be alive.

However, research shows that many of us feel so tied down by technology that we can’t let a single message or email slip by without responding to it immediately, or feeling a sense of anxiety. The cultural pressures to constantly check messages and to stay up to speed on the latest blogs or news media often lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated without time to breathe.

Disconnect to Reconnect®

Human beings are incredible.
The value of our ability to connect and share experiences is infinite.

We believe in living a life of freedom, balance and joy. We believe in a world where people are given permission, resources and the opportunities they need to feel alive, whole,complete and deeply connected to the beauty that is life. We believe in the power of play, mindfulness, integrity, intention, spontaneity, self expression, audacity, creativity,community, authenticity and vulnerability.

We believe that technologies should serve as tools to connect us to these tenants as we celebrate life, truly improving our unique existence, instead of distracting, disturbing or disrupting us. And we believe that these technologies should be created mindfully and ethically, for the benefit of and not at the cost of consumers and users. In fact, the relationship that grows between the creator and consumer should be truly symbiotic and honest.

We value smiles, DIY, nature and the great outdoors, long hugs, laughter, tears, good eye-contact and IRL (in real life) community experiences. Life is about about sharing moments with the people sitting around us on a bus ride to work, across from us at the dinner table, or walking by us on the street. It’s about creating a new code of ethics and etiquette where people and nature come first, amongst everything else.

We believe that it’s time to ask really big questions of the things we’ve taken for granted. To work really hard to remind ourselves of the simple things we’ve forgotten. And to take a big deep breath, pause and remember that we are all in this together.

So that someday, our grandchildren will look back on the choices we’ve made and say thank you.

Disconnect to Reconnect®

Human beings are incredible.
The value of our ability to connect and share experiences is infinite.

We believe in living a life of freedom, balance and joy. We believe in a world where people are given permission, resources and the opportunities they need to feel alive, whole,complete and deeply connected to the beauty that is life. We believe in the power of play, mindfulness, integrity, intention, spontaneity, self expression, audacity, creativity,community, authenticity and vulnerability.

We believe that technologies should serve as tools to connect us to these tenants as we celebrate life, truly improving our unique existence, instead of distracting, disturbing or disrupting us. And we believe that these technologies should be created mindfully and ethically, for the benefit of and not at the cost of consumers and users. In fact, the relationship that grows between the creator and consumer should be truly symbiotic and honest.

We value smiles, DIY, nature and the great outdoors, long hugs, laughter, tears, good eye-contact and IRL (in real life) community experiences. Life is about about sharing moments with the people sitting around us on a bus ride to work, across from us at the dinner table, or walking by us on the street. It’s about creating a new code of ethics and etiquette where people and nature come first, amongst everything else.

We believe that it’s time to ask really big questions of the things we’ve taken for granted. To work really hard to remind ourselves of the simple things we’ve forgotten. And to take a big deep breath, pause and remember that we are all in this together.

So that someday, our grandchildren will look back on the choices we’ve made and say thank you.