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The Benefits of a Digital Detox (& What It’s Really Like)

It’s a hot topic right now: the benefits of a digital detox, and whether more of us should be taking one.

As a member of the grew-up-on-the-internet generation, I’ve wondered whether I might discover some new sense of peace from one.

Whether I might be a better person if I were to be prevented from scrolling absent-mindedly (and consciously—social media is part of my work, after all), through the unending onslaught of content for a few days.

I tried it—at least partially. I cheated a little. But the experience was still pretty profound for someone who considers the internet a central part of her existence.

Here’s how it went.