ASUMCare4U : The Digital Detox

Since the global pandemic, the figures showing an increase in digital use have been undeniable. Whether that means we are spending our time indoors binging on our favourite Netflix series, participating in zoom quiz’s with loved ones, or taking full advantage of our Amazon prime delivery service; most have seen a rapid increase in our screen time.

ASUMCare4U: The Digital Detox

ASUMCare4U: The Digital Detox

Published 29 May 2020
by Chloe from ASUM Team

#ASUMCare4U #DigitalDetox #InThisTogether #WellBeing

Chloe

ASUM Team

Published 29 May 2020

#ASUMCare4U
#DigitalDetox
#InThisTogether
#WellBeing

Since the global pandemic, the figures showing an increase in digital use have been undeniable. Whether that means we are spending our time indoors binging on our favourite Netflix series, participating in zoom quiz’s with loved ones, or taking full advantage of our Amazon prime delivery service; most have seen a rapid increase in our screen time.

So, how can we take back control? Digital detoxing has proven to be a great way to improve our wellbeing and manage our time online. The endless benefits include;

  • Cleansing our minds
  • Reducing stress
  • Allowing us to focus on interaction with others
  • Improved focus
  • Healthier sleep quality

Start by setting yourself a realistic goal on how much less time you would like to spend online per day. Then write a list of what you would like to achieve with your free time.

Apps such as ‘Flora: Focus & Study in Forest’ are free to download to your devices and help you switch off and increase productivity in an engaging way. Google and Apple phones have a built-in useful screen time function which you can also use to begin tracking.

It’s time to forget about recharging those devices and take time to recharge ourselves.

If you would like to find out more about finding your Digital balance, click below to listen to an insightful podcast by British health and wellbeing writer Ella Woodward.

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While many of us will have felt overwhelmed or exhausted over the last few weeks, there are a number of red flags listed by BeyondBlue to indicate that you, or someone you know, needs more help.

  • Uncharacteristic behaviour;
  • Getting into a lot of conflict with family, friends or work, can signal you’re overstretched;
  • Making silly mistakes at work;
  • Withdrawing from your world;
  • Massive exhaustion on the weekends;
  • Overly self-critical thoughts;
  • Feelings of depression, hopelessness or worry.

Beyond Blue has a mental health self-checklist, that may provide a good starting point to consider and document your feelings and need for support.

Visit www.coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au for more online mental wellbeing and support resources and discussion forums.

2020-05-29T16:02:30+00:00