Date: 02/05/2014

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Is email making you stressed?

Next time you open your inbox, notice what happens to your breathing. Do you hold your breath when you open your inbox? Or does your breathing speed up? Email makes many of us feel anxious, overwhelmed and stressed. The never-ending stream of demands coming at us can seem just too much to deal with. The information overload can be overwhelming. Close your inbox for a moment and step back. Ask…

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Date: 05/03/2014

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5 tips on how to do a digital detox

Gorging on information streams, hungry for just one more click, our mental and physical systems are becoming overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded. Yet many of us don’t realise this until we either take a step back, or until it is too late and we burn out. Here’s a chance to opt for the step back option. This Friday to Saturday (7th-8th March) is National Day of Unplugging (originating in the US,…

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Date: 17/02/2014

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Suffering from information overload? Time to look up from that screen …

Do you feel like you are constantly on call these days? As though your day is dictated by the beep and ‘pling’ of messages and updates, pulling you this way and that? Picture the scene: you’re in the middle of a conversation with a friend, and their phone beeps. They turn to their smartphone, saying “hmm, what was that,” as they pretend to listen to you. How does that make…

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Date: 24/07/2013

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10 ways to tackle digital overload

Smartphone getting all the attention in your house?  Teenagers texting not talking? Here are 10 tips to help you and your children deal with digital overload.   1. Start small Relatively recently we were learning how to switch our phones on for the first time (remember your first mobile?). But now, we’ve forgotten where the off button is. With our phones next to us all the time, we allow near constant interruptions….

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