Once every 12 minutes, or 80 times a day, the average American checks their phone. Not because of incessant phone calls, but instead, because of the numerous features smartphones have made us accustomed to. Social media is recognized as comparable to a drug addiction when used excessively, and in today’s culture, excessive use is more common than one may think. Of course, there are numerous benefits to technology and social media, but it’s important to remember they are best when used in moderation and on a healthy schedule. The best way to achieve this balance is through an occasional digital detox. Here we’re taking a deep dive into the importance of digital detoxing.