If the various devices, platforms, and apps we use are equally helpful AND a headache, that’s just the price of living in the modern age, right?
One of the goals of the digital wellness movement is to encourage people to put their relationship with technology on the same footing as their relationship with food, exercise, money, the environment, the people they love, etc.
Rarely in any of those relationships is everything dysfunctional. There are always things that are working and things that need work.
So, how you doin?
- How much time do you spend each day using technology? Do you feel like that’s too little, too much, or just right? Are you using any one device/platform/app significantly more than others?
- What percentage of your time did you spend on each of the following activities in the past month? Is any one category much higher than the others?
____Adult Entertainment Sites
- Overall, how do you feel about the quality and quantity of the digital information you’re seeking out and receiving each day? How does that information make you feel?
- How do you feel about the quality and quantity of the social connections you’re seeking out and receiving online each day? How do those relationships make you feel?
- How do you feel about the quality and quantity of the digital entertainment you’re seeking out and receiving each day? How does that entertainment make you feel?
- Which of those three things—information, connection, entertainment–is most important in your life right now? Do your daily tech habits and time logged reflect that priority?
- How do you feel about your work/life balance in the digital space? Do you feel like you have good boundaries or like you’re always “on the clock?”
Want to dive even deeper?
- Problematic and risky Internet use scale (PRIUSS)
- Digital Distraction test
- Internet addiction assessment (IAA)
- Gaming Addiction scale (GAS)
- Nomophobia scale (NMP-Q)
- FOMO scale
- Social Media Disorder scale
- Smartphone compulsion test
- Losing time when you’re using the technology or finding it takes away time from other parts of your life
- Experiencing feelings of withdrawal when you’re away from it
- Experiencing physical aches and pains after using it
- Experiencing mental health issues like depression or anxiety
- Having trouble sleeping
….it’s probably harming you as much (or more than) it is helping and deserves some attention.