Unwind Offline On Demand
Unwind Offline Workshop
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your phone? Are you constantly “checking” social media but also craving time without it? You are not alone!
Our Unwind Offline education raises awareness about how constant social media engagement prevents important moments of boredom (boredom inspires creativity) and can take away from meaningful interactions and experiences. We are all less likely to experience FOMO but we know that social connectedness is essential.
Create opportunities to authentically connect with others. This could be as simple as a Facetime session with friends, exploring online experiences, or writing and sending an actual letter!
Write a list of all of the things you can do away from your phone and try them. When you pull out your phone, ask yourself why you are doing so and what you could do instead and then go do it!
Challenge yourself to limit screen time. We know that using devices more than 2 hours a day can negatively impact our mental health. Check out your daily usage patterns and set a goal to decrease use of your non-productivity apps.
Protect your sleep. Devices can prevent us from feeling sleepy (from the blue light), encourage an active brain in bed, and wake us up with notifications. Be sure to tuck your phone in somewhere away from your bed (outside of the bedroom is best) at least an hour before your desired bedtime.
Come to Unwind Offline to:
- Understand why it’s so hard for everyone to put their phone down
- Discuss positive and negative ways our device use impacts health and well-being
- Get tips on how to maximize the pros and minimize the cons of your device
On Demand Resources
If you are looking to make major changes, check out these resources and start breaking up with your phone today!
Follow @screenlifebalance for constant reminders in your Instagram feed!
Tune into the JOMO(cast) to learn how to thrive in the digital age. Join digital mindfulness expert Christina Crook and leading founders, creators, and thought leaders as they talk about embracing the joy of missing out to flourish in a rapidly-changing world.
Watch Dr. David Greenfield explain the science behind our device addiction.
Curious about how much is too much when it comes to your device use? Check out this video – “How do I know if I am spending too much time on my smartphone?”
Trying to get great grades? Watch this video on phones and focus. “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone reduces available cognitive capacity”.
Looking for tips to use your phone less? Watch this great video on “How I cured my phone addiction”.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.