4 Ways To Disconnect For Peace of Mind

Our world is hyper-connected today. Social media may be hard to escape; some might even work in social media or marketing. We head to Facebook and doomscroll when we’re off our shifts at night. More often than not, we find ourselves glued to our phones. We scroll and see our peers and influencers achieving seemingly the best version of ourselves, which can add pressure on us. On the other hand, some of us may be doomscrolling and lacking human interaction, on the brink of burning out from work.

Both of these scenarios are connected to mental health and are exhausting mentally and overwhelming. Thus, there comes a need to disconnect from the virtual world. In other words, it’s a social media detox. 

Recovery is not overnight and is not linear. However, starting it is already a big step forward. 

Activities During Disconnection

Instead of doom-scrolling, fill the void by doing activities that require you to be mindful and 100% in the moment.

Some of these are the following:

Read A Book

A book doesn’t require you to be connected to technology. However, reading a book while being online can be distracting. It can also hinder you from appreciating the book and what it offers. The best reading experiences are the ones where you are fully tuned to your book. It’s like winning in online bingo Philippines

Some reads we recommend are:

  • This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • Iron Widow by Xian Jay Zhao
  • Si by Bob Ong


Gaming is another immersive activity, although it may require a gaming connection. For burnout sufferers and competitive people, it can become a good outlet for stress and also develop your cognitive and decision-making skills. It also offers a sense of accomplishment, as some games require clear content and a lot of mental work: planning how to raise your units, accomplishing tasks, and deciding the strategy to use when taking on powerful opponents. 

Gaming, especially with friends, also helps you develop organizational and communication skills.


Drawing can be a good activity for mindfulness. Life drawing and drawing from reference requires excellent attention to detail and discipline. It’s also an opportunity to relax and slow down. When you draw, you have tremendous freedom in choosing the subject of your art and letting your creative juices flow, whether conceptualizing the final art or selecting the texture, shape, and other minute details in the composition. 

Although art may be a discipline, it’s a way for some to destress and explore creativity. 


Walks are a form of exercise and a mindful activity. You can admire the details of the trees and plants you walk around—and other smells and sights you encounter outside. If you take a solitary walk by nature, you can breathe in the fresh air from trees and nature. Alternatively, you may want to hit up the road by running. 


There are so many things you can write. However, for peace of mind and to be mindful, we highly encourage you to journal about what you feel and what causes you stress and process your thinking. Writing can also be a way to keep track of the things going in your head and also help you realize if you are falling into good habits mentally or bad habits. It will also allow you.

Wrapping Up

For those burned out or needing the will to live, metaphorically touching grass is the way to go. Find activities that require you to focus entirely on it and be fully present in the moment. It can help you reconnect with the world outside your screens and feel more alive. In addition, it can help you feel less anxious – and realize there is a bigger world than social media.