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1.) Schedule mobile-free and laptop-free times in everyday life.
- Leave the device at home during a walk or during sports. Not every message has to be answered within two minutes. In the beginning, it seems hard to get used to the pleasant unavailability.
- When to switch off? During meetings, seminars, sports sessions, visits to a doctor, or during a meeting with friends, this helps focus on what is important at the moment. If a concern is really urgent, someone will speak to the mailbox.
- E-mail dominance or general message dominance has become a real problem. It goes so far as to allow employees to go to a meeting while continuing to process their e-mails on their mobile phones. At the end of the session, they then have to ask colleagues to send them a summary of the meeting to let them know what has been said. Absurd!
- In periods of concentrated work, Outlook and Co. should simply be shut down to avoid the tempting distraction of a new flashing mail. Or you change the settings in your mail to download messages only every 2-3 hours, so that you are not constantly informed when a message arrives and interrupts during your current activity.
- If you do an Internet search, then let break after at least one hour by ringtone or other characters, so you can take a break or at least have the information that you are already one hour in the network.
- If you are on vacation, then be on vacation. Best not to take the seductions like laptop. Cell phone once a day for news overview.
2.) Your ultimate five tips for spending more time on the net instead of constantly hanging?
- Write a postcard or a handwritten letter with paper and ink instead of a quick e-mail or SMS. You will be surprised what positive reactions they will receive.
- Once in the fresh air without a navigation system and smartphone, perhaps only with a common plan of paper.
- In the evening, read a few pages in a good book or newspaper in bed instead of watching TV or dragging your tablet PC to bed.
- Mobile and tablets out of the bedroom. Get your own analog bedroom alarm clock.
- Take a good old paper calendar again, this reduces the seduction again to take his smartphone into his hand and appointments can usually be entered faster with pens than they have opened their digital calendar. Good old notebooks also do their services.
3.) Which rules should be set up?
- for example, go online for the last time at 8pm?
- It would be useful to install a filter to download the blue light, which intensifies melatonin degradation http://justgetflux.com We need melatonin for a good night’s sleep. This filter can then be timed at sunset and filters the blue light on your computer. A lot of PC have already installed an filter. In your settings on your computer, you can activate a blue light filter.
- It would also be helpful in the evening to set a time limit for computer times: e.g. 20 or 21 o’clock last look.
- At work, you can also communicate office hours, communicate them on the mailbox as well as at the inbox.
4.) Why do we not get our necks full of digital media? Is it never enough for us?
Today we are dealing with the so-called digital natives. “This generation is very different from the one I belong to. I was born in 1969, grew up in the internet world. Most of my correspondence is via e-mail – I’m used to asynchronous communication. Digital natives, on the other hand, behave in exactly the opposite way. 70% of the communication is chatting – this generation, although only 10-15 years in between, is not used to waiting. They are characterized by the availability of information, knowledge and communication. If there is something to clarify, just press a button on the phone and in a trice everything can be determined via the social networks.
5) What are the consequences of the digital overload?
- Constant use of modern IT can cause disturbances of memory and concentration, exhaustion, languor and lack of motivation. Excessive use of computer and internet, can cause digital dementia. Korean doctors have been using this term since 2007 to describe a syndrome that they observe in people from the late 20s to early 30s. The physician Manfred Spitzer has devoted a not entirely controversial book to this phenomenon.
- Googling information is less likely to save your insights. On the other hand, anyone who receives information from a person who can explain it in a well-argued or pictorial way will most likely retain it better than via the Internet. The ‘personalization’ of information exchange or e-learning does not always have positive consequences. We have to be clear, learning works a lot better, if there is a good relationship between the learner and the teacher, a relationship of trust and mutual appreciation. Globalized, digital natives would have to be brought back into a human exchange by a ‘rebounding’, so that they do not drown digitally.
6) What happens if you consume too much “online”? (who smokes too much, has respiratory problems, who eats too much, gets fat, …)
- Studies show that digital media affects our memory. The brain does not work precisely in the same way as when dealing with the real world. One suspects a negative influence on the brain metabolism, i. you become duller, less critical and you become addicted to the radiation, and more stress hormones are released.
- Constant loading of body cells with high-frequency artificial electromagnetic fields, or electrosmog – e.g. Cell phone, WLAN, radio, leads to interference and thus to a superposition of the natural electromagnetic fields surrounding us. This can change the cell metabolism, since every body cell also has its own electromagnetic field.
First symptoms are often
– A headache
– Blood pressure derailments
– daytime fatigue
– Skin Burn
– blurred vision
7.) How can we improve our quality of life again?
By showing a balanced amount of media consumption but also in the sense of the BEEP principle: exercise, relaxation, nutrition and mental health.
Help with the implementation: Lisa Tomaschek-Habrina firstname.lastname@example.org