A challenge to mental and
Too much media consumption has been linked to an increased risk of aggressive behavior, obesity, and poor school performance in adolescents. The use of electronics before bed has also been shown to reduce the time spent in restorative REM sleep, and has also been linked to stress and depressive symptoms.
Addictive by design
Modern technology products are designed to maximize engagement through a mix of gamification, alerts, and social interaction that increases their addictive quality. Heavy internet users have demonstrated psychological symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using.
Find grounding to connect with your inner voice
Our always-connected world is full of digital noise that pollutes our inner voice and personal guidance system. Disconnecting from technology provides stillness to reflect on our lives. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce stress as well as improve the capacity to deal with adverse events.See resources
Increase real, in-person connections to improve well-being
Technology can create barriers to real, in-person social contact, which has been shown to be a key factor in overall health. One study demonstrated that in-person social contact was a top contributor in reducing symptoms of PTSD and depression among veterans.See resources
Move from being a consumer to being a creator
While much of our time with technology is spent consuming content, playing games, or watching videos, creativity has been shown to increase overall levels of happiness and boost the immune system, making time to create integral to maintaining overall health.See resources
Focus your attention to improve productivity
Technology can fracture our attention throughout the day, which can be at odds with the deep focus required to tackle the complex challenges of modern work. It takes an average of 23 minutes to return to a task in full-swing after a distraction.See resources
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