Have you ever stopped to think about the impact technology has on your daily life? From checking social media to sending work emails, it's easy to get lost in the digital world. That's why we're excited to share our vision for a healthier relationship with technology on this year's Digital Wellness Day.
Digital wellness, also referred to as digital wellbeing or digital health, involves striving for a mindful and positive connection with technology in both personal and professional contexts. The concept emphasizes the importance of consciously and intentionally engaging with our digital technology. Digital wellness means being intentional about how we use technology, so that we're not mindlessly scrolling or constantly checking our devices out of habit. This is especially important when you consider the negative effects that excessive screen time can have on our mental and physical health. By focusing on digital wellness, we can reduce stress and anxiety, improve our overall wellbeing, and create a more positive relationship with technology. Digital wellness seeks to address these concerns by promoting mindful and intentional use of technology.
Digital Wellness Day is powered by the Digital Wellness Institute and has become a global day dedicated to pausing and reflecting on our relationships with technology.
We recognize the importance of digital wellness and strive to empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives by reducing screen time, improving digital habits, and promoting overall wellbeing with our app. Our goal is to revolutionize the way people use technology and encourage a more balanced approach to their device usage.
We care about Digital Wellness Day because it aligns with our vision and mission. We believe that a balanced relationship with technology is essential for overall wellbeing, and Digital Wellness Day provides a platform for us to raise awareness about this important topic. We encourage everyone to take the time to evaluate their relationship with technology and make necessary changes to improve their wellbeing.
1. Set boundaries: Create specific times of day when you will not use technology and stick to them.
2. Take breaks: Take regular breaks from screens and technology throughout the day.
3. Prioritize sleep: Establish a consistent sleep schedule and avoid using technology in the bedroom.
4. Reduce screen time: Download Zario for Android and set up the Circuit Breaker™️ to limit how many times you open distracting apps.
5. Optimize notifications: Adjust notification settings to minimize interruptions and distractions.
6. Practice digital hygiene: Clean up digital clutter, such as old files, apps, and emails.
7. Phone-free meals: Pick 1-2 meals per day you enjoy with your friends or family, phone free!
8. Connect with others: We know technology can help us connect with others, so let’s use it for good! Message a loved one, FaceTime with an old friend, or join a Meetup group.
9. Seek support: Consider seeking professional help or support if you are struggling with technology addiction or digital burnout.
10. Practice mindfulness: Incorporate mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep breathing, to promote a more intentional and positive relationship with technology.
Digital Wellness Day is an opportunity for individuals to reflect on their relationship with technology and make necessary changes to promote overall wellbeing. We believe that small changes can make a significant impact on overall wellbeing, and we encourage everyone to take steps towards a more mindful, balanced digital lifestyle.
Are you interested in learning more about your relationship with technology? Take our survey to gain insights into your digital habits and behaviors: Zario Digital Well-Being Score
Written by Lindsay Wentker