I recently took a full year digital detox and saw a huge positive impact. If that sounds appealing but unrealistic for you read on. Thankfully you don't need to go that extreme, or even close to that to see real benefits.
In today's digital age, it's easy to feel like we're always connected and always "on." However, a recent study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology suggests that even a short break from technology can have a big impact on our productivity and well-being. I dug in deeper and liked what I read.
'Disconnecting occasionally from the constant stimulation of the digital world makes it much easier for us to find calm'
In the study, participants were instructed to take an 18-minute break from email each day. Just email! The results were surprising: not only did participants report feeling less stressed and more focused, but their productivity actually increased.
Here are some ideas:
While an 18-minute digital detox may seem like a small thing, it can have a big impact on your productivity, stress levels, and overall well-being. May is Mental Health Awareness Month so, why not give it a try? Or make it a group challenge and get your whole office to try it for a week!
Computershare wanted to give something that would help their staff to focus on wellbeing. We sent over 10,000 individual gifts to homes in 7 countries spread over 3 continents. Here is what they had to say about working with us.
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