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Digital Detox with Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty is a former monk who is now a host, storyteller and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Jay’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 4 billion views and gained over 20 million followers globally. This makes him one of the most viewed people on the internet internationally.

Jay moved to New York in September 2016 and now works with the biggest brands in the world. He has been invited to keynote at leading companies including Google, L’Oreal, Facebook, Coca Cola, HSBC, EY, Microsoft and Accenture. In 2016 he won the ITV Asian Media Award for Best Blog and came 3rd in the Guardian Rising Star Award in 2015.

How do you do a digital detox in a world where we’re so connected to our smart devices?

For most of us, it’s the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we look at in the night. So how do you disconnect to reconnect when you’re bombarded with emails and texts throughout the day?

To go over this topic, we’re so excited to have our dear superhero friend, Jay Shetty with us today.

Jay is an award-winning host, storyteller, and creator. He was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of Media. He is also the host of his brand new podcast, ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty,’ on iTunes.

Tune in as he shares his wisdom and easy-to-follow tips on how you can integrate digital detox in your day.

"Make your change a big priority, and a small step."

Jay Shetty

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  • Think about it like a diet: you first have to look at what you’re putting into your body.
  • Health isn’t just about what you eat, it’s about what you think.
  • The first step is awareness.
  • Set up a digital detox sheet and journal your awareness: it will do half the work for you.
  • Once you see how much time you’re spending on various apps (Facebook, Netflix etc.) it will assist you to change.
  • You can check your app usage on your iPhone or check your stats within Instagram.


  • Build no technology zones within your home – e.g. no technology within the kitchen and bedroom where you can build better bonds with other people.
  • Set no technology times within your home – e.g. Jay used to lock his phone outdoors in the car, used a real alarm clock to wake up.
  • Keep your phone in another room, do not wake up to your phone—will save you so much time and hassle.


  • Don’t switch between using lots of technology and no technology: build a diet and slowly remove parts of it.
  • Remember that when you reduce your consumption you’ll come straight back and want to do it e.g. when you starve yourself of anything your mind wants to go to the other extreme.
  • Once you build your digital diet sheet, set out your parameters in your home and your boundaries, only try to remove one thing at a time (e.g. Facebook, Instagram).
  • Make your change a big priority, and a small step.
  • Little things are done consistently add up to big things.
  • Do one every week for a month: most of us try to change four things in one week when all you need to do is change one thing in one week for four weeks and you’ll have a beautiful result.


  • Don’t forget to take a screenshot of this episode, tag us both on social media (@JayShetty & @jimkwik) and share what you’re going to do as part of your digital detox with us!

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