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    Digital Detox, a hard decision

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    Digital Detox, a hard decision

    We are living in a different reality now, one in which our world revolves around the instant messaging services, social networks, emails and TV.

    Checking the mobile constantly even when we don’t have new notifications, surfing the web until the wee hours of the morning, using social networks to express feelings and to learn about a friend or family member, are but a few of the symptoms of a person with “techno-addiction”.

    This addiction we are referring to is not properly a disease, but it is very much like the dependency developed by people addict to some product or substance. It sounds really worrying if you see it this way, doesn’t it? That is why a new trend has risen with the essence of promoting the decrease of mobile devices use.

    It is impossible to unplug 100% from them as many people, including myself, need to use them for our work. But, what about your days off? We all have free hours and of course, established days off, just as vacation periods, so we can use these periods of time to carry out this important action to help improve our personal lives, our REAL lives.

    While it is true that to carry out this DIGITAL DETOX is only about pushing the OFF button in our devices, the true challenge is to make this decision. To facilitate this process, we leave you the following points to consider:

    – Think about the things you have missed to be learning about what happens in the digital world, such as strolling outdoors, gaze at landscapes you haven’t enjoyed for a while, chatting with friends or family without checking your mobiles all the time.

    – Your body will appreciate this detox, your eyes will rest from the artificial light these devices emit, your mind will relax from learning things that many times are not beneficial from you, but you “casually” learned while surfing on social networks. The less information saturation, the bigger the possibility to learn really important stuff through our senses.

    – Carrying out a DIGITAL DETOX will reduce sedentism as most of the times we prefer to sit on the couch to going out and interact with other people.

    Can you think of any other aspect of your life that could be improved if you start to DETOX FROM THE DIGITAL WORLD?

    Angela Ortega (Eng)

    Born in the central region of Mexico, but having lived most of her life in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Angela fell in love with this area’s landscapes and its natural beauty. With the firm conviction from an early age that she wanted to be part of the way tourism was managed in her state and the country at large, she studied a degree in Tourism Management and Development at the Technological University of Nayarit. Immediately following her studies, she immersed herself in the world of hospitality in Puerto Vallarta, an iconic city within Mexico known for its wide range of hotels. Working within this field, she took various positions, which allowed her to develop many skills such as teamwork and great service as well as to learn about the standards of operations at a large hotel complex. After taking a break from the hotel industry for personal reasons, her path met Mexico Boutique Hotels, a company that closely matched her personal convictions, which involve presenting Mexico to the world as a brand that guarantees memorable experiences thanks to its natural beauty and the excellent hospitably of its people who by their very nature provide great service and are excellent hosts. Angela currently serves as Chief E-Concierge and Travel Designer for the aforementioned company, offering travelers the opportunity to live a different experience every day, where attention to details make a huge difference.

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