|Scooped by Bert Guevara|
Here are 15 tips:
1. Buy or use a chair with better back and neck support for when you are using a computer or tablet.
2. Refrain from bending your neck over your phone when texting, and try to be mindful of having better posture.
3. Use the speakerphone setting on your cellphone to reduce holding the phone to your ears (many headphones can offer as much radiation as a smartphone to the head, though potentially less heat).
4. Switch off broadband and wifi routers at night and when you aren't using them.
5. Make sure to eat healthily when sitting at your computer (or engaging in other digital activity) -- don't let the familiarity of the activity be a reason for sugar snacking.
6. Switch off your devices for set periods of time and fully focus on the physical world. Two good times to start with are meal times and bedtime.
7. Turn off "push notifications" and "alerts" on your smartphones and tablets so you have to decide when to go in to check emails and other messages rather than be constantly alerted and notified.
8. Spend more time out walking — in the woods, on the park, in order to breathe fresh air and get away from the pull of devices.
9. Resolve to give loved ones, friends and colleagues your full physical attention when they need it. No more phones buzzing in pockets or on your lap.
10. Prune your "social media garden." Leave online groups you never engage in, prune your Facebook friend list, stop following blogs, people and sites you never read. Unsubscribe from mailing lists.
11. Declutter your various desktops, tidy files into folders and delete where necessary. Delete apps you never use. Clear your various inboxes, especially those overloaded with unread mails.
12. Visit your privacy settings on the different social media platforms you use, get more clued up and take control over who sees what and when in your social media life.
13. Practice not responding immediately to everything that comes to your attention; choose more consciously when to respond.
14. Cut down the number of hours you spend online and on different devices.
15. Think about what parts of your digital life you really value and love and resolve to enjoy those more mindfully. Make your digital realm the realm you want it to be.
Bert Guevara's insight:
Are you a digital addict? You may need a DETOX!
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