Find a balance
Technological devices and their applications are deliberately designed to be addictive, with many of us spending several hours of the day staring at our screens. This is, undoubtedly, an unhealthy habit that has been known to negatively affect mental health, but is certainly one that can be tackled with a few simple lifestyle changes.
Whilst there are a multitude of benefits that technology can offer to daily life, such as having the ability to do your grocery shop at the comfort of your own home, spending too much time on screens can be damaging to our health. Similarly to many other aspects of daily living, it’s best to use your devices in moderation. Try allocating a couple of hours per day in which you can enjoy them, with breaks in between to rest your eyes – but make sure to put them away at least three hours before you go to bed. If you initially struggle to limit yourself, organise to meet a friend/family member instead – it’s important to make sure that technology doesn’t stand in the way of interpersonal relations.