Digital Detox: One week of no cell phone, no computer, no facebook
6:20 PM, Feb 15, 2013
1:18 PM, Feb 16, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hayley Woods is a stay-at-home mom who checks Facebook at least 25-30 times a day. She chats over text messages with all her friends, and looks up directions to just about everywhere -- on her phone.
She does not know most numbers by heart because, after all, the numbers are in her cell phone.
But Hayley is giving it all up for one week for the 41 Action News Digital Detox.
One week with nothing digital. One week with no cell phone, no laptop, no email and no Facebook.
For her, it's like stepping back in time 15 years. That's when she got her first cell phone.
But then, she wasn't a mom of two little ones, who relied on her cell phone to, among other things, keep her kids entertained while in the car or at dinner.
They also will not have access to mom's phone for a week.
Hayley is keeping a handwritten journal, which we'll scan to KSHB.com throughout the week.
What will her biggest challenge be? What will be the most rewarding? Will she learn to actually get back to living in the moment instead of trying to capture the moment for Facebook?
We'll also get pictures to share.
41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill will also do a digital detox, although hers will be scaled down. She is giving up all social media for the same time period.
One of Christa's followers tweeted:
Kansas City Queen of social media going cold turkey, huh? Say it ain't so Joe! LOL
Another of Christa's followers was inspired to do her own digital detox. She's now off Facebook for Lent:
@kerriejeanwWill do. Your idea inspired me. I would surf FB at work, stop lights, dinners. 5+ years addicted
You can follow updates on Christa at KSHB.com, too.
We'll scan in handwritten notes from Christa, and post pictures of her digital detox journey.