Are you addicted to your smartphone? Here are some tips to tame tech addiction and unplug.
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There’s nothing like the smell of a coastal redwood forest. The scent of sun-warmed bark mixed with notes of pine and slightly salted air is unmistakably Northern California. I’m taking in the aromas at a former shooting range that’s been turned into a haven for old typewriters at Camp Grounded, a digital-detox retreat in Anderson Valley outside of Navarro, Calif. As I do target practice with my fingers on a vintage keyboard, the pinging sound between line breaks reminds me of BBs hitting aluminum cans.
Hunched over the laptop after work? Phone tucked under your pillow at night? Glued to the Ipad on the train in the morning? You might be a good candidate for a digital detox. Even if you don’t get twitchy when your gadgets start running out of juice, and aren’t troubled by eyestrain, headaches or neck problems, it still might be time for a digital diet. By periodically unplugging, you can start reclaiming the real life experiences that all those gadgets steal from us daily, albeit with our full permission.
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