As health comes first, we all feel the need to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. But at times, it becomes extremely difficult and tiring to do so, especially in a fast-paced world wherein rapid change is the only constant. Hence, before we learn how to ensure digital wellness, let’s grasp some basics!
1. What is Digital Wellness and Health?
Whatever you’d like to call it - digital health, digital wellbeing or digital wellness, it refers to the pursuit of an intentionally healthy relationship with technology in our personal life or at the workplace. Many of us rely on the internet and digital devices for our jobs (work from home) and daily household chores.
That’s why the goal of digital wellness is to promote healthy habits and assist them in maintaining a stress-free lifestyle by enhancing the user experience (UI / UX technology). The need for this initiative rises from the growing popularity of mental health issues linked with technology, digital devices and social media.
2. Technology and Apps Supporting Digital Wellness
We need to be mindful that children and the young generation are growing in the digital age. Most of their hours are spent on their smartphone or laptop. Hence, the correlation between digital health and mental health has to strike the right balance. By default, we have accepted digital citizenship, it is important to spread awareness and measure its effects.
Overuse and over processing of data can cause a negative impact. Using mobile apps such as Your Hour, ActionDash, Digital Detox, Freedom, Offtime, Stay Focused and StayFree can help keep a check on the number of hours of ‘screen time’ and interaction with technology. They encourage ‘whitespace time’ or ‘unplugged time’ wherein you can pull the plug off and indulge in physical activity, nutrition and sleep.
3. Tools and Tips from Technology
Sometimes, technology can help you stay away from technology. Many modern and hybrid workspaces have adopted Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) to support digital wellness among employees. Google Digital Wellbeing and Android’s digital wellbeing tools micro-apps that aids in a unified workspace and minimizes distractions.Employees can also customize how the automation responds to different work requirements and requests. This helps in reducing stress and anxiety levels caused by excessive workload and office overtime. By intelligently routing them to the apps, data and tools, AI and ML helps them to get more meaningful tasks done in lesser time.
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