When your mind is in good shape, you feel relieved, aware, prepared to adapt and equipped to deal with any challenge that may come your way. But, when we spend most of our time on digital devices and are distracted or interrupted, we can’t help but overload our mental capacity.
With social media readily available and digital distractions outside work, we are constantly ‘switched’ on. According to Adam Alter, we respond to emails within 6 seconds. Without proper detachment exercises and healthy digital boundaries, we develop an always-on attitude that can, in time, affect our focus, wellbeing and social energy.
“The flexibility of the digital world can actually be a trap. Instead of being able to work ‘whenever, wherever’, you end up working everywhere and all the time.” – Tanya Goodin
Join us to create a plan to help you regain control over your mental energy. Bring your pen and paper and your determination, get engaged and decide how you will move from a state of cognitive overload into a state of mental clarity. Explore the principles of digital minimalism and learn how to retrain your focus and improve your productivity.
With this past year of teleworking and being stuck at home, my time in front of screens has greatly increased. This was the session I needed to get tips to restore a proper balance between screen time and other activities. The session was also very helpful in reminding us how to block focus moments and keep away distractions.Workshop learner, 2021