Explore the Dimensions of Wellness: Digital | Emotional | Environmental | Financial | Intellectual | Occupational | Physical | Social | Spiritual
• The state of one’s mental and physical health in a digital age and the preventative measures aimed in regulating and improving the healthy use of technology.
• In the digital age that we are living in, there are many benefits. However, some negatives include stunted imagination, shorter attention spans, failure to connect with people, poor self- image, poor sleep, and anxiety.
- Take time to unplug from your digital devices and screens
- Limit the time that you spend on your phone, in front of your laptop, and TV screens
- Be mindful of what you post to social media
- Create time for self-care; away from screens
- Utilize blue light glasses to protect your eyes from harmful light
- Be aware of the content that you are consuming digitally
- Follow people on social media who contribute to your wellbeing instead of tearing you down
- Every 20 minutes take 20 seconds to look 20 feet away so your eyes can have a break
- Engage and connect by putting your phone away when you are having a meal with family or friends
- Sleep with your phone at least 6 feet away from you
- Explore YouTube videos on something that interests you, and can benefit your future. Perhaps review how to complete projects in Excel, Access or SPSS
- Go on a “Social Media Fast”: Choose an amount of time whether it be a day or a week, where you stay off social media
- Try the modified version: only spend 10 minutes on social media every 3 hours, then move on to another task
- Put limits on apps that drain time and energy on your devices
- Evaluate who you follow, and who follows you-maybe it’s time for Spring Cleaning
“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:6, NLT).
“But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase” (Daniel 12:4, NLT).
“All things are permitted for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.” (I Corinthians 6:12b NASB)
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