We are witnessing a fast paced digital era where everything we need is at our fingertips, literally! The new normal we are in, where connections are made via smartphones or computers where knowledge is found and relationships are formed at the click of a button can instantly transform our reality. It now seems easier to communicate via on line platforms than it does to speak to those right next to us, often to those in our own homes.
Social dynamics have shifted dramatically over the last 25 years with more and more of us opting to connect on line, often losing the personal connection we once had with each other. The art of conversation has waned in favour of quick firing texts messages so taking someone at face value can actually hold a limitation on value. The way we can communicate with each other has obviously changed, it's interesting though how tech giants and leaders in this field have often been vocal about not subjecting their children to social media I mean just look and Steve Jobs.
There are many positives to using social media ,but it has become a habit which can be fun, and convenient although often leaves its users vulnerable to feeling judged, inadequate and even at risk of cyber bullying and grooming. It is also evident that a growing number of people are using online platforms as a diversion to cover deeper underlying emotions on a social and personal level yet the constant pull of a dopamine hit is ever tempting.
Depression, comparison, anxiety, body image, lack of sleep and limiting beliefs , and identity are just some of the feelings or emotions that are widespread in society especially in the under 30s in part due tech. These can be alleviated or reversed with the right mindset and a shift in perspective.
For sure it would be very difficult in todays world to live without these devices, so let's learn to navigate and moderate our usage to make it work for us in a more positive and healthier way.
There has been a huge push in recent years for companies to bring workplace wellbeing to the fore front of there business strategy with many corporations and business proposing online wellbeing solutions to very human problems fundamentally screens play a much bigger role in impacting our mental health and behaviour than is being acknowledged here and I cant help but wonder if virtual insanity is really what we are pushed to be living in.
This is why I am passionate about my "Digital Detox Experience".
By ''Clicking Off " you will automatically "Switch On".
Carl ~ Digital Health Mentor.