Digital Detox

Why Being Contacted By Your Boss While On Holiday Is The Worst

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays are meant to be a chance to unwind, but with technology making staying connected to work more and more possible, there can sometimes be an un...

Brits Find Facebook And Twitter Harder To Quit Than Caffeine And Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep. But it turns out...

Digital Detox and Summer Holidays

Sian O'Neill | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian O'Neill

Is it just me or is the anticipation of a holiday a major part of the overall enjoyment? Just dreaming of those blue skies and padding about in flip-flops can be enough to keep you sane when sitting for prolonged periods at your desk or when standing nose pressed to the door in the tube.

Surviving the Digital Detox, for Scope

Tori Elliott | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tori Elliott

I, myself, am a self confessed social networking addict. My thumb will always gravitate to the Facebook App without a moments pause and I really don't always realise that I'm browsing the feed. Is it really an awful habit? I'm not convinced either way just yet, but I did believe that 48 hours without it might be torture. I'm happy to report, I was wrong.

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Email Clinic

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

As part on my ongoing project to have a digital detox every so often; a few great tips on email management came out from the Time Management course I was on last week. Now in reality it's more of a Brain Management course.

Your Kids Are Worried About Your Addiction To Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry parents, but if you're telling your children to turn off the TV or put down their mobile phone, you're more than likely a big fat hypocrite. ...

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

The Digital Detox Diaries - The Seat Belt Sign Is On

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Recently I flew to New York for the first time. Boy o boy did we have a good time. There is also the slight wonder that I love about a flight... "airplane mode". It's a beauty. The one time I know I can switch off and be out of touch with the world. Silencing technology.

Five Things That Happen When You Take a Break From Your Mobile Phone

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

Three weeks on - and thanks to a predictably complicated insurance policy - I find myself still without a mobile phone. The period of mourning has passed, as has the twitchiness of empty hand syndrome, leaving me on the other side of a techy black hole so pleasant, I'm considering quitting this mobile phone malarkey forever. Or at least for a little bit longer.

Poorna Bell

What Happened When I Banished My Smartphone From The Bedroom? | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A big conversation around digital detox and the benefits of unplugging is underway, and about time too as a new survey reveals that 25% of us admit to...

5 Signs You're In Deep Need Of Disconnecting From Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Right now as a society, we're losing touch with the real world. For us, the real world isn't finding out what Sally had for breakfast via Instagra...

The Digital Detox Diaries - The No Service Weekend

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

To switch off the connectivity craving of the brain. To become aware of what is around you and embrace life for the time we have. My first digital detox was two weeks ago when we went to Devon.

The Digital Detox Diaries - Inspiration From Above

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Perfectly timed with a weekend away in Devon at a cottage I know doesn't have any mobile phone signal. So that's a little help along the way of my first digital detox. Four days, no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google. I will only use a phone for what it was originally designed for; to make and receive calls.

Sesame Street's Advice For When It's Sunny: Get Off Facebook!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a special word for people who are stuck indoors glued to Facebook when the weather's warm and sunny. But rather than lower ourselves to using ...

Why a Social Networking Detox Could Save Your Social Life

Imogen Groome | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Photographs you take with your friends can be printed and placed on your mantelpiece instead of getting lost in a sea of newsfeed updates from people you barely know, giving them more meaning and significance. The outernet can be a very friendly, fulfilling place - if you'll give it a chance.

Five Tips on How to Do a Digital Detox

Frances Booth | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Frances Booth

Gorging on information streams, hungry for just one more click, our mental and physical systems are becoming overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded. Yet many of us don't realise this until we either take a step back, or until it is too late and we burn out.

To Unplug, or Not to Unplug, That Is the (Wrong) Question

David Mochel | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Whether we are plugged in or not, the common denominator remains the same - life does not go on hiatus when we plug in, but we do get to choose whether we are there for it.

What's The Reality Of Not Having Your Phone For A Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Voluntarily releasing yourself from the clutches of your mobile phone is not appealing: we know too well that unsettling, gaspy feeling when you've re...

Suffering From Information Overload? Time to Look up From That Screen ...

Frances Booth | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

It's about exploring how we choose to use technology, and understanding the pull digital devices have on us. It's about being in control of how we fit digital devices in to our lives, rather than being ruled by them.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

Poorna Bell

So Long, FOMO - Here's Why 2014 Will Be Year Of The JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a new trend forecast for 2014 (and one that will make our lives a lot easier) - this is the year of JOMO, also known as the Joy Of Missing Out...

Peace on Earth

Ceri Tinley | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

It is estimated that the average person checks their phone 110 times a day. By the time we have checked our Facebook account 14 times a day, Twitter, Whats App, Snapchat, three different email accounts and Instagram, it's not surprising that most of us never have time for any kind of relaxation or reflective thought.

Why I Got Rid of My Smartphone

Chris Rooney | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Rooney

I sold my iPhone and purchased a cheap Nokia. I needed to sever my link to the omniscient, omnipresent super robot in the clouds. The Internet is everywhere, and nowhere, a huge swirling mass of voices, looking for attention. I was considering this when I embarked on my first phone-less commute.

15 Reasons to Unplug NOW!

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

There is a cult of the virtual that has occurred and we are human beings and mustn't forget the art of being tactile and in the world more than we are virtual. Real connection is something that ought to outweigh the time you spend plugged into technology!

Get Productive Despite Digital Distractions

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

You may have come to understand that being online is crucial to your success but being aware of what's energising you and what's not will significantly help. Productivity is about being in the zone - excited by what you are doing.