General Solutions for Healthy Technology Use

  • Take breaks, both large and small. A tech break can be as small as stepping away from your desk to take a short walk across the room or as large as declaring a technology blackout for an entire day each week.  
  • Examine your motivations. Try cutting down on the number of posts or status updates you make each day. Ask yourself whether you are posting for narcissistic reasons or with true connection as a goal.
  • Give your work or entertainment space an ergonomic makeover. Why not devote some time to improving the places where you spend so much of your day? A better-placed desk chair or better lighting can make a huge impact on your physical and emotional well-being.
  • Turn off the lights—all of them. To avoid disrupting your sleep rhythms, turn off all your screens an hour or two before you go to bed and give your eyes a rest.

--Liz Soltan