Addicted to screens? 4 tips for a digital detox that sticks.

Taking a break from your phone can be good for you

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It can be hard to step away, but detoxing from your devices can be manageable
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Many of us spend much of our time vacillating between screens, both at work and in our personal lives. Smartphones have become as ubiquitous as a wallet and a set of keys, and social media dominates every corner of entertainment and lifestyle content. Technology is not inherently bad, but it may be time for a break when it becomes disruptive. Here are some tips for a successful digital detox. 

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