In today’s digital world, it can be really difficult to focus on what really maters, with endless distractions and full schedules playing their part. In Want To Reconnect With What Matters? Digital Detox expert Orianna Fielding shares her top tips for how to unplug and restore balance in your life. Find out more about Orianna with our Q&A below.
What’s one question you wish you had asked yourself when you were first starting out in your career?
I was always inspired by my vision of what I wanted to create and I just did what I needed to make it happen, using a combination of passion, ingenuity and determination. With the knowledge and experience that I have now, I think looking at things in the short term, needs to be counter balanced by a longer term view that identifies the skills and resources needed for long term enduring success.
How do you find work/life balance?
I start my mornings tech free allowing myself time for a 20 minutes meditation to set me up for the day. I also make sure that if I’m working in a sitting position I apply the 90/10 rule – always ensuring I get up and move my body for 10 minutes after sitting for 90 minutes- otherwise the body starts to shut down.
I always try to go for an hour’s walk at lunchtime whenever I can- ideally in nature which I find energises my mind and body. In the evening- I UNPLUG and have tech free – real ‘face to face’ time with my family and friends.
What’s the biggest benefit we can all enjoy by using our devices less?
The greatest benefits are connecting with ourselves, those around us and our surroundings. When we have our head down , looking at a screen, we miss life. We miss the fleeting moments that make up our life because we are physically present- but essentially missing from our lives.
What’s the one stationery item you can’t live without?
A notebook, which I use every day as my gratitude journal. I write three things that I am grateful for every evening before I close the day and go to sleep. I now have a collection of notebooks that are filled with gratitude, which I treasure.