These days, technology and media can be overwhelming.

It can be hard to find a moment free from distractions, notifications, social media, and others around you. In the internet age we are continuously checking our phones, talking to people we don’t even know who they are and we forget how to even look at the eyes of the people we are with.

But what is disconnect to reconnect?

It means to disconnect from your thoughts, social media and your phone, and reconnect with your body and physical sensations.

"How was the taste of your lunch today?"

"How is the smell of the flowers in your garden?"

"How is the sensation of your body today? Did you get enough sleep last night?"

Ask to yourself and answer honestly, when was the last time that you paused your notifications to read your favorite book?

The importance of being present, to enjoy the little things in your life, to smell your coffee or to inspire others to connect with... That is important!

In short, it is to become the protagonist of your own life, to feel your surroundings and understand that sometimes it’s okay not to be okay or perfect like people in social media seem to be. According to the Global State of Digital 2021, more than two-thirds of the world’s population uses a mobile phone today. Social media users increased by more than 400 million in October 2021, but the global total continues to increase at a rate of more than 1 million new users every single day.

Disconnecting to reconnect doesn’t mean you have to be offline all the time but to understand that sometimes it’s important to remember that you need to rest your mind, your body and enjoy the little things.

Tips to disconnect anywhere

  1. Take your dog for a walk after work.
  2. Take your breakfast in your garden
  3. Practice mindfulness
  4. Spend time outside during weekends.
  5. Reconnect with the people you love.

it’s a wonderful world out there, maybe you should visit it. It’s a world where you make friend’s without sending a request, it’s a world where you can have a real conversation without a character limit.

Remember, life is also offline.

Written with love by Paola Díaz

“That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” - Henry David Thoreau