Digital Détox

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 06.03.2017 | 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 17.01.2017 | 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 10.10.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 08.08.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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 04.08.2016 | 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. ...

Why Banning Mobile Phones In Pubs Isn't The Solution To Antisocial T**ts

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Sophie Gallagher

We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?

Why You Should Care About Pokemon Go Even If You Are Not a Player

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Augmented reality is here, and is already having a strong impact on everyone's lives, including those who never played a video game in their lives and never heard about augmented reality...

14 Lessons Learned From 'Life Stripped Bare'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The average Brit owns 1,000 items and checks their phone 200 hundred times a day. It's pretty excessive, to say the least. So what happens when three ...

Has the Internet Hardwired You With Bad Habits?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.

Portugal And Wales The First Two Stops On Our Digital Detox Adventure Map

Gemma Johnson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Gemma Johnson

A spring detox is just what the doctored ordered. Time to for us all to emerge from Winter hibernation into carving out space and time to recharge our batteries, ready for the Summer. Summer, a time when moods lighten, our social lives increase (in my case, my children's social lives go off the scale) and the work days get that just that little bit longer.

Should Employees Be Kept on a Digital Leash?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Most companies I worked for expected their employees to be accessible by email, skype or phone both during and outside of the working hours. In other words, I had to constantly check my devices to make sure I don't miss anything important.

How Having Kids Inspired Me to Set Up the Largest Digital Detox Movement In The UK

Gemma Johnson | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Johnson

The most amazing thing about being aware of your digital usage and understanding your boundaries is that it doesn't matter if you slip off the wagon! There are always going to be times when your usage increases but the key to be aware and adjust your usage where necessary.

Do You Need a Social Media Diet?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Tech
Anastasia Dedyukhina

We obviously know that social media represents an idealized version of people's lives, but still can't help envying them. In fact, a few years ago German researchers found that the main motivation of people going on Facebook was to get social gains in reputation and improve their social status. In other words, comparison is inevitable.