Do You Live a Digital Life? How to Enjoy More Real Life

Gaelle DGSage
4 min readMay 9, 2022
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We are definitely living in a digital world. Most of us depend on our phones and computers for pretty much everything we have to do. Our work, our connection with poeple with love, and our leisure even belongs to the digital world.

Digital is amazing, it helps us live with less physical clutter, connect with anyone on the planet instantly for free, be able to see our grand children grow, and our parents age from anywhere in the world. It allows us to improve work life balance, become an entrepreneur in a few click and fulfill our dreams.

In 2019, people spent on average almost 7 hours a day online. Since the pandemic, and the massive digital transition, this time has dramatically increased.

Living a digital life

We have been stuck at home with our screens as the only connection with the rest of the world for months. We have found that it was beneficial in some ways. Remote working or part time remote working has many advantages regarding quality of life, time management, finances and organization.

I won’t argue on these as I highly appreciate this way of life. But not everyone enjoys being digital for work or studies, and even I who appreciate my digital work, mindfully recognize that I need some real life interaction with people.

After less than a year of confinement in Toronto, we had to get out to the country side, which we did gladly. Now, I love that we can balance our lives between city life and country life.

I love to work digitally because it is efficient in many ways, and business is about efficiency.

But there is one downside that I didn’t expect in my slowly but surely complete digital life. I missed creating things. I create digitally a lot, and certainly more than I used to create in real life. But I use to play the piano and dabbled at other instruments. I used to crochet and sow. I used to create wooden objects for my kids.

I used to repair and restore old furnitures and our home. I don’t anymore. Mainly because I lack the time, also because of our half nomadic life, or the fact that in the midst of my digital transition, my interests have shifted, and I am not interested in my old hobbies as much.

Gaelle DGSage

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