The holiday season is almost here. For many of us, it's a time for family and friends, celebration and connection – but how much of that time will you spend glued to a screen, scrolling through social media, distracted by notifications or continuously checking your apps?
Technology can help you to feel closer to others – especially over the festive season – as it allows you to connect with far-away loved ones via Facetime, Whatsapp and text. But there's a tipping point, especially when it comes to solo time spent on your device. Suddenly a quick check of your social media has turned into the 'black hole' scroll.
Our working lives are often tied closely to technology, so the holidays offer a great chance to unplug and spend some quality time in the 'real world'.
At the Jean Hailes office, technology is an essential and constant tool. That's why many team members are aiming to reduce their screen time this festive season. Here are some of their helpful tips; maybe one or more of these strategies could be right for you if you're thinking about cutting down your device time too.
Read more about how to reduce your screen time these holidays with our recent article: Your guide to a digital detox.
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