Healthy boundaries with technology

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sebastian from Nature Unplugged a few weeks ago.  Nature unplugged is all about intentional use of technology and balancing that with spending time in nature. 

I don’t know about you, but I can get very addicted to my phone!  As much I want to leave it behind during a hike, I bring it with me for pictures!!  Next thing you know, I'm checking texts and answering calls.

I loved Sebastian's 3 tips on how to create healthy boundaries with technology:

  1. Find a home for your phone:  meaning find a place you can store your phone when you walk into the house.  If it’s with you, you will use: if it’s put away, you can be more present.
  2. Phone free bedroom:  getting a simple alarm so that you can charge and keep your phone in another room and not your bedroom.
  3. Spend time in nature daily:  studies show that even a 5 minute walk in the park can change people’s mood and self-esteem. 

There is a lot of research on how nature effects us in the most positive way.  The way nature engages our senses, restores and resets our body and mind.

Here are 3 resources on benefits of nature: