Digital Wellness blog
So we are in our second lockdown. 😤
This means another couple of weeks indoors, without much connection to our loved ones. It can be especially hard for those that live on their own, or those that are vulnerable.
A quick note: Stop reading this and think of a friend or family member that might be a bit down at the moment. Drop them a message and say hi. It might just change their day.
It's funny how amazing technology can be in times like these. They keep us closer to our loved ones than ever before. We can Facetime from miles away and it feels like they are right in the room with us. Although i'm not too sure about all of the 'fun' online quiz's everyone seems to be doing. I am a real advocate for technology when it comes to creating a meaningful, healthy connection between us and I think this pandemic would have been 100 times harder without it.
Your mental health is something that should always take priority. Especially in these unprecedented times. The uncertainty can cause a lot of anxiety. The financial impact, change in lifestyle and/or loss of self-worth becomes a reality. Everyone has been effected, but it has effected everyone in a unique way.
Sadly our use of social media doesn't always help with our coronaxitey. Sensationalist media is constantly at the top of our timelines, as it gains our attention the most. This content can feed into our fears and anxieties and make us worse.
Maintaining a healthy mindset is more important than ever. So here are some handy tips.
- Focus on what you can control
- Unplug and recharge
This also really helps when feeling burned out. If work is getting crazy and you are really feeling it, 10 mins outside will help you calm down and refocus.
- Find a hobby that is offline
- Don't become too goal orientated
What i found out was very interesting. The blue light projected out of our screens isn't this evil, blinding, headache giving villain.. its the same light we see every day outside. The problem is, when we're looking at our blue light emitting screens in the evenings and at night, we are tricking our brains into thinking that we're outside, in the daytime. Looking at screens all day every day is affecting our circadian rhythms and thats whats leading us to poor quality sleep, trouble falling asleep and that feeling of grogginess and loss of focus in our days.
Overall, we found that the use of portable light-emitting devices immediately before bedtime has biological effects that may perpetuate sleep deficiency and disrupt circadian rhythms, both of which can have adverse impacts on performance, health, and safety.**
Today is Cyber Monday. So if you buy one pair of glasses you get a free pair to gift to a friend!