Press Pause: Taking a time out in Selftember

*”Life be lifeing,” as they say, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. But what if we hit the brakes for a moment and allowed ourselves to slow down intentionally? Selftember is all about self-care, and sometimes, the best way to care for ourselves is to put our busy lives on pause and reconnect with the present moment.

The Need to Slow Down

Our minds often race a mile a minute, filled with endless thoughts, notifications, and to-do lists. But it’s crucial to find moments of stillness, to take a breath, and allow our minds to relax. Even if it’s just for 30 minutes, let’s make it a habit to turn off the noise and focus on the simple act of breathing.

Introducing the Digital Detox Weekend

Now, I understand that the idea of a digital detox can make your heart skip a beat, especially in our hyperconnected world. But hear me out – a digital detox weekend can be a game-changer for your well-being.

Why a Digital Detox?

  1. Rest for the Mind: Constantly scrolling through social media, checking emails, and responding to messages can be mentally exhausting. A digital detox allows your mind to rest and recharge.
  2. Reconnect with Reality: Without the distractions of screens, you can fully engage with the real world. Spend quality time with loved ones, savor moments of serenity in nature, and rediscover hobbies that bring you joy.
  3. Reduced Stress: The pressure of keeping up with online appearances and notifications can contribute to stress. Detoxing from social media can significantly reduce this stress and anxiety.

How to Plan Your Digital Detox Weekend

  1. Prepare Ahead: If your phone is essential for work, schedule your posts and notifications to go out before Friday evening. Inform colleagues or clients of your digital detox.
  2. Set Boundaries: Clearly communicate your digital detox plans to friends and family. Let them know you’ll be offline for the weekend and suggest alternative ways to connect.
  3. Enjoy the Outdoors: Plan outdoor activities or mini-getaways with loved ones. Go for a hike, have a picnic, or simply take a leisurely walk to appreciate the beauty of nature without distractions.
  4. Mindful Moments: Embrace mindfulness during your digital detox. Use this time to meditate, practice deep breathing, or journal your thoughts and feelings.


A digital detox weekend might seem daunting, but it’s a chance to reclaim your time, reconnect with yourself and loved ones, and find tranquility in the present moment. Let’s take a collective pause from the digital world and savor the beauty of life outside the screen. Are you up for the challenge? Let’s step into Selftember with mindfulness and intention.”