Digital Detox

Seven Things To Learn From Tech Execs Who Limit Their Kids' Tech Usage

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Tech executives know all the ins and outs of online world, and this is why they know what to allow, and where to safeguard their kids. Technology is a different reality, and just as you are showing them how the real world works, so you should be doing with the virtual one.

Digital Technology Can Be A Force For Good In The Classroom

Suzie Longstaff | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech
Suzie Longstaff

The need to connect in social groups has existed since humans first walked the earth. Most of us want to be liked and to form friendships, and psychologists agree that this kind affirmation is important for our mental health.

What Your Out Of Office Reply Says About You

Shihab S Joi | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, it seems no more than a polite notification to inform work contacts that you’ll be away from your desk for a while, but read betwee...

Tell-Tell Signs You Need To Log Off When Travelling For Business

Polly Rayne | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Is there any other guilt more insidious than business travel guilt? While your friends and family believe you to be quaffing cocktails and sightseeing...

Seven Scientifically Proven Ways To Keep Your Tech And Brain Under Control

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Being "always on" can be overwhelming for your brain and nervous system. These 7 tips will help you "digitally detox" without getting rid of technology altogether.

Phone Off: My 12-Hour Digital Detox

Alexa Frey | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

A busy and emotional week lay behind me and I urgently needed a break. Thus, I had decided to spend a whole Saturday doing nothing - in solitude. Nurturing myself. Taking care of the most important relationship that I have, the relationship with myself.

How To Maintain Your Emotional Wellbeing During Tragic News Events

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On 17 August, Barcelona became the latest European city to suffer a vehicle terror attack when a van drove into people on Las Ramblas, killing at leas...

Homo Distractus. How The Modern Economy Thrives On Our Attention And How To Fight It Back

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

I often find that my clients underestimate, how much time they spend online, by approximately two hours per day. This is a lot of time. This is one extra month per year. Do you complain that you don't have time to do things that you'd like to? This is where your time goes.

Why We All Need A Digital Detox

Becky Stafferton | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Becky Stafferton

And it's not just because you need to be 100% contactable all of the time, no, there's that intense need to look busy if you're killing a bit of time between meetings, or you're waiting for a friend, or heaven forbid you're sat on a train and there's nothing to look at.

So... Would You Like To Know The Latest Wellbeing Travel Trends?

Stella Photi | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I set up Wellbeing Escapes 11 years ago and it's been very interesting watching the emergence of wellness travel from truly embryonic beginnings to where it is today. My team and I have the privileged position of speaking to our clients on a daily basis which allows us to understand their needs but also the challenges that they are facing in their lives.

Go Cardboard! A Review Of Sekigahara

Andy Bush | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

I don't know about you but I find it hard to wind down in the evenings. Sometimes my girlfriend and I sit there and 'watch' a tv show, but we'll both be scrolling through nonsense on phones or the iPad, so we never really properly switch off. It's the electronic distraction of modern life that's thrust me back into the arms of a relationship I'd ended in the early 90s - board gaming.

Why You Need To Try A Digital Detox

Andy Bush | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Bush

At the end of 2016 something inside me snapped. I got sick of not being able to have a proper conversation with people because their eyes kept tracking down to note incessant updates from their phone -- almost as if their little plastic PA was jealous of not getting their undivided attention.

Social Media May Be Making You Feel More Lonely

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend o...

Dealing With Overload In The Digital Age

Paula Ruane | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paula Ruane

Stress and overload isn't a new phenomenon. In fact, the term "stress" and its application to the human condition was researched by Hans Selye in 1936. However, stress and anxiety brought on by the digital age is very much a modern problem, which is set to escalate if left unmanaged.

How I Cope With Digital Procrastination

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Completing this one important thing in the morning gave me an incredible energy boost to do other things, and a deep satisfaction by myself even before lunch. On the other hand, if I tried tackling small things like sorting out emails first "for the peace of mind", I ended up frustrated and not really having enough concentration to do the big thing afterwards.

Mum-Of-Four Captures The Beauty Of Technology-Free Childhood In Tender Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mother who wanted to replicate her technology-free childhood for her four children has documented their unusual upbringing in two touching photo ser...

Social Media Detox - How I Found Myself Again....

Paula Fry | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Paula Fry

During the Christmas season, I was busy throwing myself in to drinking and eating to excess like the rest of the nation when I had a this nagging feeling of self-disapproval (and it was nothing to do with the fact I'd just eaten a whole Terry's Chocolate Orange in secret whilst steaming my clothes for work the next day).

Millennials Explain Why They Deleted Their Social Media Accounts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to social media many of us are, for want of a better word, addicted. The average person has roughly five social media accounts and spend...

Britain's Smallest Pub Opens In Garden Shed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain’s smallest pub has started serving its first pints in a shed smaller than a snooker table. The tiny bar, which “fits comfortably in a tra...

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

Invigorate Your Life With A Social Media Detox

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

As many as 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet, a recent Ofcom report re...

Digital Detox - the Business Imperative

Monica Seeley | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

Many Millenials now complain that they don't have sufficient sex according to a recent US report. I wonder why, because this contradicts the perception of the Millenials as the 'hook-up' generation.

Technology Isn't Making You Sad, It's How You're Using It That's To Blame

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Taken at face value, Ofcom's recent report on the nation's addiction to the internet might seem like the stuff of a dystopian nightmare: we spend a full day a week online, over half of us feel "hooked" to the internet. It's all very scary and if we're being honest, it's all total nonsense... A digital detox will do nothing to make you happier, it's essentially cutting your nose to spite your face, and then the moment it's over you'll just go back to the way you are. Instead you need to change the way you use the internet. Hold it to account. Demand better of it.

9 Tips For Kickstarting A Digital Detox

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re officially a nation of screen junkies. Adults in the UK spend an average of one day a week - 25 hours - online, according to a new survey. Me...

15 Million Brits Are Going On A Digital Detox To Combat Increasing Online Addiction

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Tech

Some 15 million people in the UK have admitted to taking a “digital detox” after becoming addicted to the internet, according to an Ofcom report. ...