• 5 Ways to Beat Media Overwhelm

    April 7, 2020 by

    When news’ cycles are stressful or intense, you may feel tempted to check the news or social media platforms every few seconds for more information. You may even feel addicted to the emotional rush that comes from panic-inducing headlines. As you spend more time in front of a screen during isolation and social distancing, here… Read more

  • How to avoid social comparison on social media

    January 9, 2020 by

    I was watching Professor Laurie Santos as part of her Science of Well-Being course on Coursera, where she talks about how to deal with social comparison. She takes a dim view of social media, encouraging students to delete social media apps from their phones, or at least give it up for a week to see… Read more

  • Why I won’t be after a fresh start in 2020

    January 2, 2020 by

    It’s the New Year. That means fresh starts, resetting your life and coming up with new goals, right? But this year (decade!) I won’t be looking for a fresh start. Instead, I will continue building on what I’ve learned about myself over the past decade and build on growing my strengths and managing negative behaviours.… Read more

  • My digital wellness journey – a personal review of 2019

    December 23, 2019 by

    In late 2016, I gave up the internet for two months. In 2017, I vowed to find a “digital-life balance” as my New Year’s Resolution. But it takes longer than a year to reform entrenched habits and expectations. Since then, I’ve been focusing on changing my habits in a sustainable way. It is an ongoing… Read more

  • 6 simple ways to reduce stress in your digital life

    December 16, 2019 by

    1. Avoid competitive and comparative spaces in your leisure time Social media is built on social comparison: lifestyle, looks, number of followers, number of likes, professional accomplishments. You may always feel the desire to compete. We can often forget that features such as likes and followers are artificial and deliberate design choices to get us… Read more

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