The beautiful life of others makes you ill
The perfect family, exotic long-distance journeys, professional success and extraordinary hobbies are apparently reserved only for other people. The permanent flow of information shows us at any time what we miss, don’t experience or don’t own. And exactly this falsified perception can lead to permanent health problems (such as anxiety and depression). What feeling does the idea of a one-week separation of mobile phone, PC, and tablet trigger in you? Panic? Fear? Stress? Or relief?
A health-promoting approach is the counter-movement JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out = joy to miss something). Nobody has to ban all modern technologies from their private and professional environment. It is much more important to learn how to use digital media in a meaningful and healthy way. Digital Detox is about deliberately staying away from digital consumption for a limited period of time and focusing on oneself and one’s analogue fellow human beings. In order to protect oneself from cheating, the company Samsung offers an off-line box for Smartphones. The mobile phone is stored in the small, transparent safe, and the box can only be opened again after a pre-determined period of time. These self-determined offline moments ensure more peace and composure, reduce stress, promote creativity and productivity – so digital purification is also a relevant parameter in company health management. According to the motto “working smart and healthy”, clear structures and rules must be agreed within the company. For example, when employees have to be available. Digital detox cures are also offered in the tourism industry. Even Silicon Valley introduced a mobile phone Sabbath on Fridays: This provides for new ideas and higher employee motivation.
3 reasons for Digital Detox
1. Prevention of short-sightedness:
2. Mindfulness of our environment:
3. Improving mental health through self-reflection:
A good tip at the end
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kardys
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Giving feedback correctly in the job
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