So here is the summary of what I think digital wellbeing is. It stands for many things…
So many aspects of our digital activities generate guilt these days. Someone said to me: shame is our internal critic, guilt comes from outside. So where does this digital guilt come from? Why do we feel so bad about every single email, Facebook message or tweet? Why do we cringe when sitting down at our laptop to work?
The problem with individualism? It is White and it is ruining the planet.
Oftentimes when I introduce myself and start talking about the positive impact of digital on our wellbeing people call me (aka class or label me – which I do not like) as an optimist. When in actual fact I am not a digital wellbeing optimist at all. I am an optimistic sceptic if you ask me.
This episode of the #OxfordMentalHealth video series on YouTube features a fantastic conversation about mindfulness and gardening. It is a lovely watch to top up our understanding of the impact of nature on our mental health.
Apologies for the hard to read font, but I did this on purpose. See how when presented on the red the font is bolder and on the yellow light. This is so symbolic for me, especially when it comes to the conversations around online gaming.
bramović is a fantastic performance artist who has the astonishing ability to sit still for hours or push her body to its limits during her performances. A few weeks ago We Transfer and Marina Abramović Institute launched a project website featuring the method of the artists.
So let’s start to think about how to manage and nurture our digital wellbeing. The first thing I do with my clients is to ask them to make a list of the benefits of using digital technologies.
This is a fantastic quick introduction to the mental health of young people. It was published by the NHS Education for England to educate people on how to support young people’s mental health.
Today I would like to point out another paradox in our conversations about digital wellbeing. Most mainstream articles blame social media platforms for the mental health state of our nation. Now, aside from a simplified, unsupported argument about mental health in general, we need to start thinking about how the social web actually works.