Bro @EvilMorty stay away from the digital novelty. That is the simple basis of digital detox.
This is actually the perfect analogy for this thank you brother @Nep1234id . I don’t know as much as I should about this, but I know that the human brain craves novelty. Before the internet, the only way to get this novelty was to actually travel to new places, meet new people, do or learn new things etc. But right now, we can get novelty like crazy! Instagram, News Feeds, YouTube, Reddit posts, hell, even this very forum I am talking to you on, are constant, continuous, easy access sources for novelty. You get new shit every millisecond or so, just by a swipe or by a scroll.
Have you ever seen people just scrolling on Instagram, like just scrolling? All they ever do is fucking scroll through their feed. They don’t even TRY to appreciate what they are looking, or take in the images, their only instinct is to SCROLL! This makes them fucking zombies, they are not addicted to the content itself, but to just the scrolling ie novelty. To the brain, a person scrolling on insta is meeting tons of new people every second and learning their experiences which is so fun! Now, when you couple this novelty with sexual desire, both of which are our innate primal urges, the result is pure destruction. This is the reason porn is just as addictive as synthetic drugs or even slightly more.
To answer your question, I believe what we really need to do is cut off EVERY single source of novelty available to us in the digital realm. If anything gives you dopamine through novelty, cut that shit out of your life - Reddit,Insta,YT, music platforms(if you continuously switch through the songs without listening to one, thinking aboit it and appreciating it. Music ain’t bad in itself) rewire forum, video games, anything that gives you useless pleasure and dopamine, especially if it comes from novelty. Use devices only for their root purpose : phones for essential communication, computers for actual work and “computing” , say fuck you to any and all devices which are solely entertaining - gaming consoles, TVs, all the other bullshit.
I am intending to take a digital detox tomorrow- ie 0000 to 2359 6th September. I desperately need it. I will be locking up the fucking phone, any and all messages I will intentionally miss. I am not going to do anything tech related in this 24 hours. I will use this time to get more real with myself, meditating, reading texts, trying to train my monkey brain to stay still and focus. If you are interested, you can join me. I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts.