It’s great to live in a world where mostly everything’s gone digital. Jobs, shopping, and food ordering can all be done from a screen, at home, in our pyjamas. While this can be very fun and convenient, it’s also important to set some boundaries to keep your life well balanced.
Here are some great ways to build healthy tech habits and boundaries:
1- Set up tech-free hobbies and routines
If you can, leave your phone to charge in another room overnight. This way you can focus on starting and ending your day in a relaxing way - without screens. Alternatively, carve out some time in your day for a tech-free hobby. Some of our favourites are puzzles, colouring books, and reading! Taking an hour or two after a busy work day to give your eyes and brain a rest will do wonders for improving sleep and productivity.
2- Stay active
Screens can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Especially in the winter when it’s cold and dark both when you start and end work, it’s difficult to get off the couch and get moving. Try to keep your step count up by upgrading your Netflix routine. A stationary bike helps keep your cardio up while you binge that new show. You could also use the next episode of your fave show as a fun way to end a walk or run; sounds like a win/win!
3- Think ergonomic
Hunching and staring down at your screen leads to health issues, including “tech neck”. This happens when your posture is consistently out of line when you spend your days looking down at devices. MOFT stands place your screens in-line with your field of view to help reduce the strain on your neck and back muscles. This decreases your chances of getting headaches, stiff neck, and back pain. This is a great habit to get into if you work at a desk all day.
4- Utilise apps
Use tech in your favour. Apps like Flux and StayFocusd can help you reduce strain on your eyes and stay focused on important tasks during the day. Flux limits the amount of blue light your screen emits which helps reduce eye strain and improve sleep by adapting to your daily routine. StayFocused is a Chrome extension that limits how much time you spend mindlessly scrolling through social media, shopping online, or cyber-stalking your crush (we’ve all been there). Allot yourself an amount of time and voila - you’re set. There are hundreds of productivity apps to help you build healthy habits with social media and other time-sinking sites!
We hope you find some of these tips helpful when it comes to building healthy tech habits this coming new year. If you’re searching for the perfect Christmas present to help improve someone’s tech habits, check out ourMOFT laptop stands today!