The Social Benefits of Digital Detox Explained

Six tips to live a really connected life

Lucien Lecarme
4 min readNov 18, 2022


Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

I just moved to an age-old Finca in the green hills somewhere in magic Ibiza.

There is no Wifi.

I am considering leaving it that way. We’re with a small community of four, and the kitchen has its stove. I see us sitting there in winter, heat from wood burning warming our hearts, talking to each other. Exchanging stories, drinking wine, and sipping Chai tea. I’ve done this before, living in a community without Wifi. The perfect digital Detox.

We were simply enjoying our company.

There is nothing above and beyond human connection. It's soothing, and nurturing. It makes total sense.

I started to see some time ago that almost every meeting between human beings that are open and eager to learn from each other, is to find some sort of truth. Truth arising from the moment, the truth of that moment. Or truths of line of thought.

The core of sensemaking. We need each other for that. We need more minds, other opinions, different thoughts, out of the box craziness. Our hearts will guide us to a synthesis, the truth of that present moment.

I have reduced watching social media for a few days now. I’ve increased my Meditation. I do my Wim Hof daily. I am doing my men's circles, hikes and writing.

It's almost not worth it anymore to open Twitter. To look at a mainstream news site. I remember seeing an Instagram reel from Russel Brand the other day, with bright colours, flashing, to catch my attention.

They all have become narratives.

A flavour in the vast landscape of information. Fighting for our attention. Russel is the shaker and points at the many examples of your totalitarian doublethink, exposing corruption, just using his brilliant mind. Still, there is the continued amazement, the ‘how can this be?’ mantra.

I am beyond that for the moment. When I am in that space, It feels like I am still giving my energy to this info war. I am picking sides.

The art these days is to move and stay in a higher love frequency.



Lucien Lecarme

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