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Digital Detox | Comfort Food Recipes

From eNewsletter 11/4/2020

DID YOU KNOW that it would be a perfect day to dial back your digital device use?  Let's call it a Digital Detox! This election cycle has been particularly brutal with a pandemic hanging over everything. Regardless of the outcome, give yourself a break today by just being. Unless you have essential work or family needs, do the following today:

  • Silence your mobile device except for emergencies.

  • Step away from the computer for the day.

  • Don't check Facebook, Twitter, or other social media apps you frequently use.

  • Instead of streaming or watching television, read paper books or magazines.

  • Weather permitting, go outside and spend quality time experiencing nature. Be in the moment by paying special attention to every detail during your experience. If nature is not accessible, take a nice leisurely walk and still take note of everything you see. Being in the moment may allow you to notice details about your surroundings that you've never noticed before.

  • Prepare, cook, and savor your meals at a leisurely pace.

  • Exercise lightly and pay strict attention to every movement you make.Try to do your movement as perfectly and deliberately as possible.

  • Find time to meditate or breathe deeply.

  • Write, paint, color, play a board game, or find another enjoyable creative activity.

  • Take a short nap.

  • Get to sleep at a decent hour.

Don't rush anything you do. Simply be in the moment as much as you can. You'll be amazed at how much your stress will melt away. If you cannot do this today or during the week, pick a day on a weekend. If you have a significant other, family, roommate, or friend, have them join you! Except for a comfort food recipe below for our paid NCI Well Connect Members and an article by Dr. Schuster, the Digital Detox is the only thing we want you thinking about from us today :) "Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." -Ralph Waldo Emerson COVID-19 Condition Monograph Update For those interested in getting into the "nitty gritty" of COVID-19, Steve has updated his COVID-19 Condition Monograph. Updates include res