How's a cool R189k for going without your phone for a month?

How's a cool R189k for going without your phone for a month?

Digital detoxes should be mandatory...

Group of people leaving their smartphones in a basket
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As we approach the end of the first month of 2024, we can firmly agree that time is flying. 

Getting to your goals and mental health practices is vital if you want to achieve a great start to 2024. Many people have committed to a dry January, where they have given up alcohol for the month. 

It is a great detox for those who overindulged during the festive season. But have you considered a digital detox?

American dairy company, Siggi's Dairy, is offering people a $10,000 prize to go on a digital detox. 

"Siggi's Dairy, which makes Icelandic-style yogurts, is offering a $10,000 prize for their digital detox contest. To win, you have to submit an essay saying how a phone-free month could change your life. In addition to the cash, 10 winners get a lockbox for your smartphone, a flip phone and a pre-paid sim card so you can still make calls and three months' worth of yogurt." (CBS News)

That's a prize worth R188,744 in our currency, which sounds very appealing. 

The entries close at 11:59 pm on the 31st of January 2024. Sadly, the contest is not open to people who do not live in the USA. 

The brand wrote the following on their website: "We believe in the power of living a simpler life with fewer distractions. One of the biggest distractions in our lives today is our phone. In fact, the average person spends 5.4 hours on their phones each day!" (Siggis)

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If you think about it, it's not a full digital detox, because you get to go old-school and use a flip phone. 

So, you not completely cut off...

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