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Digital wellness collaborative report 2020 - Bagby

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First Launched in 2019, this digital wellness collaborative paper aims to have a positive impact on people like us who went through a wake-up call and are trying to make a change in the ultra-connected society we live in by joining forces with thoughtful leaders in the community.

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The format is very easy to digest as it brings personal perspectives from top leaders and pioneers in the industry. We carefully selected a diverse and enriching group of people from tech engineers, mindfulness teachers, and entrepreneurs, to therapists, artists, writers, and retreat owners, and asked them to share some tips and inspire the community. Along with their recommendations, this report features eye-popping pieces of research and statistics to raise awareness of a problem that has become the third biggest epidemic after sugar and cigarettes in the last fifty years.

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Digital wellness collaborative report 2020 - Bagby

  1. 1. DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE REPORT SEPTEMBER 2020
  2. 2. FOUNDER'S LETTER Wow, what a year so far. As many have said, 2020 will be a year recorded in history books. Aside from all the issues and challenges we've had to face, I think 2020 will also be the year of reclaiming human connection. The year of rebalancing humanity and technology. Nellie Bowles's declaration in The New York Times article, “Coronavirus Ended the Screen-Time Debate. Screens Won." is proof that it's all about how we face the reality that truly matters. However, I don't think Screens Won; I believe it's kind of the other way around. Once all this is over, we should all ask ourselves the following question: Are we going to remain on our screens all day long, or are we going to run to hug our loved ones, go for a coffee with friends, and fill the bars, parks, and trails? This is the reason we want to expand this year's report by incorporating a wider variety of human experts and making it more personal. Thank you again for supporting our cause. Stay human, stay safe. 01 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020 Juan Sanchez CO-FOUNDER/CEO IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT REDUCING OUR SCREEN TIME BUT INCREASING OUR HUMAN TIME
  3. 3. ABOUT THIS REPORT 40K+ DOWNLOADS 17 EXPERTS First launched in 2019, this is the second edition of the world's first collaborative paper with a focus on Digital Wellness. The format is very easy to digest as it brings personal perspectives from top leaders and pioneers in the industry. We carefully selected a diverse and enriching group of people from tech engineers, mindfulness teachers, and entrepreneurs, to therapists, artists, writers, and retreat owners, and asked them to share some tips and inspire the community. Along with their recommendations, this report features eye- popping pieces of research and statistics to raise awareness of a problem that has become the third biggest epidemic after sugar and cigarettes in the last fifty years. This collaborative paper aims to have a positive impact on people like us who went through a wake-up call and are trying to make a change in the ultra-connected society we live in by joining forces with thoughtful leaders in the community. 02 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020 6 COUNTRIES 2019 REPORT IN NUMBERS
  4. 4. WHAT'S NEW As our goal as an organization evolves, we found different ways to increase awareness for our WHY. It's time to reclaim human connection and create a bigger resource that reaches everyone who's suffering with their screen use. It's not your fault; smartphones are designed to be addictive. WHAT'S NEW IN THIS YEAR'S REPORT: 1) Incorporating artistic elements to the theme of the report in order to highlight the importance of connections (imperfect circles). 2) 35 Experts across a wider variety of expertise (including parenting, business, schools, etc.) 3) A bigger goal. We aim to reach over 100K people with this report. 4) A Bonus (25% promo code) at the end of the report to start your own digital wellness journey. Thank you again for supporting our cause. Stay human. Stay safe. 03 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020 YOU WON'T FIND YOUR INNER BADASS IN SOMEONE ELSE'S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
  5. 5. WHAT'S NEW At Bagby, this is everything we have done so far and are committed to in 2020: 1 - SUSTAINABILITY  We have created products made from recycled and vegan materials (Bagby Social), and are currently upgrading some shipping elements to remove plastic. Our goal is to become a Certified B Corporation. 2 - AVAILABILITY IN RETAILERS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Bagby is available on Uncommon Goods, Faire, and other local shops. 3 - REWARDING OUR COMMUNITY  We have made incredible new connections and have recently launched our collaborator program. We offer a 18% commission for every referral. It's FREE and easy to set up. You will also have access to your own dashboard. 4 - OFFERING HELP DURING COVID-19 We ran a "Home Experiment" to raise awareness for the challenges of parenting with technology and offered a FREE Screen-Time Tracker. We also launched a limited edition of masks where the profits are donated to CommonSense and a local daycare that has been helping the community. 04 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020
  6. 6. OUR NEW VISION We envision a world where digital-free products become more common. We are challenging ourselves to create the world’s first DIGITAL-FREE LABEL to certify products like ours in the next 5-10 years. It might seem irrelevant right now, but other labels like gluten-free, GMO-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, paraben-free, plastic-free, or cruelty-free were irrelevant 10 years ago. Today, people filter their searches and base their purchase decisions on them. Things are changing, and we see the opportunity to leverage on what we like to call “ANALOG NOSTALGIA - the nostalgia of a simpler time when human connections were valued over social media likes.   Imagine what will happen 15-20 years from now with the irruption of holograms, robots, etc. We firmly believe there will be a need to identify products and solutions under the label Digital-Free. Are you HUMAN? 05 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020
  7. 7. We believe there is a better way to overcome the omnipresence of technology. It's not only about reducing our screen time but increasing our HUMAN time.  Identify a small "bad" tech behavior you want to change and take small actionable steps. For example, if I reach for my phone first thing in the morning, then a change could be replacing my phone with an alarm clock and leaving my phone out of the bedroom. Juan Sanchez Co-Founder of Bagby NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR Zoom Fatigue. "DIGITAL DETOX IS AN ACT OF COURAGE!" We can dream even while we're awake. I wish people remember that no matter what happens, human connection is more powerful than any virtual way of communication. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing soccer with friends. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE 92% Americans believe that smartphone addiction is real. A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Bringing my phone into the bedroom. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Better Sleep, Mindful Parenting, Digital Detox. www.bagby.co TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Corporate, Couples. (KDA Engineering, 2018)
  8. 8. As we race toward a more artificially intelligent society, human beings will be required to reignite their innate human intelligence (i.e. Empathy, Compassion, Intuition, Creativity). The sooner we tap in to this potential, and work with our technology, not against it, the sooner we'll optimize ourselves and our future. First, ask yourself WHY? Then explore the areas in your life where technology either helps you, or hurts you. There is NO POINT in getting rid of technology, but instead, learning how to work with it. Once you begin to distance yourself from technology, start to imagine the ways in which you'd like to fill that space. What are your hobbies? Passions? Joys? Activities that light you up? The most important part of your DW journey is to be patient, kind, and compassionate to your journey and process. Urban Wellness Consultant NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Zoom Fatigue" "WE GOT TO THE MOON BEFORE SOCIAL MEDIA." Our ability to FEEL one another, without words, or language. Alexa Eden For human beings to recognize the power of their thoughts, the potential of their intentions, and the unity among all. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE I absolutely LOVE spending time in nature. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Mindlessly scrolling on Instagram! Gave me my power back. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Human Optimization. www.alexaeden.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Entrepreneurs, Tech, ChangeMakers, Artists, Healers. We receive, on average, 60-85 notifications a day. (Nick Fitz, Duke University, 2018)
  9. 9. Mute all notifications and take the most addicting apps/programs of the home screen of your phone and computer. Founder & Chief Experience Officer of America Offline NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "ZOOMed out" "MEANINGFUL LIFE EXPERIENCES AND MEMORIES ONLY HAPPEN OFFLINE." The capacity for empathy and to truly feel emotions. I noticed the high school baseball players I was coaching werent acting like kids. They were acting like zombies. They had no social skills or desire to connect in person. They were like robots. Conducted research and learned they were spending 6-10 hours/day on devices. The mission of America Offline is offer meaningful offline experiences to help people better connect with themselves, others and their world by disconnecting from tech. David Klein I wish that everyone begins to adapt and find the many ripe opportunities which are surfacing in this new world. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Walking barefoot in grass while drinking coffee. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Not using my phone during meals and while around family and friends. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Productivity, Mindful Parenting. www.AmericaOffline.info TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Families, Corporate. 12 MINUTES. The average user checks their smartphone every (Ofcom, 2019)
  10. 10. We believe that technology has played a role in disconnecting us from ourselves and each other. It's time to find the way back to our humanity. Charge your phone outside the bedroom. This removes the temptation to pick up your device first thing in the morning or in the middle of the night. Motivational Speaker NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "LEARNING TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH AND WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY, BECAUSE EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS." We have emotions, feelings and experience love. Holland Haiis My wish is that we humanize every person on the planet as we reconnect deeper to ourselves and each other with and without technology. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Riding my bike. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Being on my computer until it was time for bed. Now I wake up more rested. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Productivity, Creativity, Human Connection. www.hollandhaiis.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Families, Women's Conferences. "Doomscrolling" A DAY A WEEK ONLINE. We now spend an average of (Digital Future Project, 2017)
  11. 11. Connection and belonging are essential to our wellbeing. We believe that by removing the judgment and status from our social platforms and replacing it with reflection, curiosity and discovery, we can rekindle a sense of shared humanity. Notice how you feel after using a platform or app...better than before, or worse? Once you start noticing, you can do more of the "better" and less of the "worse." Amy Giddon Co-founder & CEO of Daily Haloha NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Caremongering" "LET'S RETHINK OUR DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO ENCOURAGE EMPATHY, IT'S OUR SOCIAL GRAVITY." We smell so nice :) I hope we remember how interdependent we are, and the power of our individual choices to protect and uplift others. I hope we use our tech platforms in a spirit of collaboration and generosity. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Puzzles and board games. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Mistaking social media for real connection. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Humane Technology Design, Mental Health, Empathy and Uplift. www.dailyhaloha.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Teenagers, Individuals. 1 IN 4 people have made changes to their technology use to gain a greater sense of digital wellbeing. (Think with Google. 2019)
  12. 12. We believe this generation of kids has great potential! They just need parents who are brave enough to minimize screen time and teach and model healthy tech habits as they grow. If tech is interfering with your health or relationships, start there! What is one simple thing you could do to improve? For example, if you have teenagers, you could practice putting your devices away at 9 p.m. so you are available for those crucial late night conversations with your teen. Founder of Better Screen Time NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Zoom Fatigue" "IT'S TIME TO WORRY LESS AND CONNECT MORE WITH OUR KIDS!" We are better at face recognition. Only a real human can detect the feelings behind the face. Andrea Davis I hope we'll remember the lessons we're learning during COVID—the beauty of simplifying our lives and also, the value of something as simple as a hug or a handshake. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Paddleboarding! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Leaving all devices out of my bedroom and bathroom. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mindful Parenting, Mental Health, Healthy Tech Habits. www.betterscreentime.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Couples, Teenagers. (Pew Research, 2015) 46% of Americans say they could not live without their mobile phones.
  13. 13. After turning off all screens one day a week with my family for the past ten years for what we call our Tech Shabbats, I promise that this true break each week is what everyone needs to reset, replenish, and recharge. It's bringing ancient wisdom of Shabbat - a day of rest- updated for our screen filled world. I ended up writing my book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week to share this ancient, free practice that can be life-changing. I have made films and do online programs around this work too. Try turning off all screens one day each week. Gives weekly perspective on how much it changes the way we experience everything. NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR Eye contact. Tiffany Shlain That this whole pandemic is a reset on being present and focusing on what's important. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing Ukelele. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Not looking at my phone first thing in the morning. Now I write for 20 minutes. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Better Sleep, Mindful Parenting, Productivity. TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Corporate, Teenagers. "Doomscrolling" (The APA’s Stress in America, 2018) Author of 24/6; Founder of The Webby Awards; Film Director, Let it Ripple Film Studio. "WE NEED A TECH SHABBAT EACH WEEK TO RESET, REPLENISH AND RECHARGE." of Americans say that they “somewhat or strongly agree that periodically ‘unplugging’ or taking a ‘digital detox’ is important for their mental health. 2/3
  14. 14. My team is passionate about giving you solutions to live safer, balanced and healthier in our digital world- empowered to enjoy the tech that makes life easy, convenient and connected. Turn Your WiFi off at night. Your body will benefit from less wireless energy- EMF. You'll be less likely to go online, which means less time staring at blue light, which in turn means better sleep and better health. It also gives your more time for real connections with less distraction. Founder of Tech Wellness NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Tech Toxins" "A LITTLE WIFI SWITCH CAN BRING BIG TECH-LIFE BALANCE AND HUGE DIGITAL WELLBEING." Connection. Eye to Eye, Skin to Skin. Empathy. August Brice I believe we're all becoming more mindful of our relationships with technology and that means more balance with tech for our mind, body, spirit and safety. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Daily grounding walks- expressing gratitude. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR No tech or screens at least 2 hours before bed. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mindful Parenting, Better Sleep, EMF Protection. www.TechWellness.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Women. (VoucherCodesPro, 2015) 62% of polled UK adults say they ‘hate’ how much time they spend on their phone.
  15. 15. I believe that in order to live meaningful and joyful lives, we need to guard our attention like a precious resource—which in turn means that we need to rethink our relationships with our devices. The first step is simply deciding that you want to change. So if you're reading this report, you're already on your way. Founder of Screen/Life Balance & Author of How to Break Up With Your Phone NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Zoomed out" "YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO." Empathy and humor! Catherine Price I hope that we are able to find screen/life balance, even though so much of our lives has shifted onto screens. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing music with friends. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I have dramatically cut back on the time I spend on email. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Productivity, Mental Health. TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Schools, Families. 76% report spending more time on their smartphone during COVID-19. www.screenlifebalance.com (Digital Global Statshot Report, 2020)
  16. 16. My mission is to create a world where healthy phone habits make us more present and connected before it's too late. First, drop the shame and guilt around your maladaptive phone habits. There are 10,000 engineers getting paid big bucks to put as many hooks in us as possible, so it's not your fault that you're on screens more than you want to. Founder of Brick: The Digital Wellness Movement Phone Smart™ Coach NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "WE EITHER CONTROL OUR URGES, OR THEY CONTROL US." Our capacity for emotions, imagination and self-examination. Tommy Sobel Over the next year, I hope that more and more people find the joy of being fully present with each other. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE I love to go camping and read! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I used to multitask, now I am able to focus deliberately on one task at a time. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Better Sleep, Productivity. TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Corporate, Entrepreneurs, Creatives. "Sharenting" (Lasting app, 2018) admitted technology distracts them from connecting with each other. 79%
  17. 17. A-GAP's founder, Marygrace Sexton, who is also the CEO and Founder of a multi-million dollar company developed an acute sense of awareness for the adverse effects of technology on human relationships and professional performance, which awakened a desire to create a reprieve free of digital clutter. Her own hunger for contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation moved her heart to find a way to help others live unplugged so that they may experience positive change and inner healing. Turn off your notifications. Studies show that whenever we have notifications for an app we are three times more likely to use it. Turning off your notifications will allow you to use your phone intentionally, instead of having your time stolen by the little red dot in the top right corner that tell our brain there is something NEW and UNPREDICTABLE. These are two things that our brains crave and the app designers know this by using it to their advantage. Executive Director of A-GAP NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Doom-Scrolling" "IF WE ARE NOT INTENTIONAL ABOUT HOW WE SPEND OUR LIVES, IT WILL BE TOO LATE." Relationships. No machine can replace authentic, uninterrupted community. Bethany Baker I wish we would be fully present wherever we are, whoever we are with and with whatever we are doing. Life is too short to not live in the moment. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Walking the beach with my husband. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Always having my phone on me. Now I intentionally unplug to renew and refocus. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Mental Health, Productivity. www.agap.life TARGET AUDIENCE Young Professionals, Universities, Corporate. is the average daily time spent using social media via any device. 2H 48M (Digital Global Statshot Report, 2020)
  18. 18. The parental cocktail every child needs is presence, attentiveness, responsiveness, affection and the ability to repair. My role is to educate and empower both children and adults, so that they don't allow the excessive and improper use of technology to disrupt that relationship and derail healthy psychological development. How do you feel as you use the various forms of technology at your disposal? Notice your emotions before and after tech use and decide on your digital diet based on how you WANT to feel. Psychologist & Parenting Coach NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "THE VALUE OF HAVING AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT HUMAN BY YOUR SIDE WILL NEVER BE OUTWEIGHED BY HAVING AN ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT MACHINE THERE." We have the capacity to care - truly care. Teodora Pavkovic My wish is that people really use this time to discover the healthy boundaries between themselves & technology. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Coloring books - I can spend hours on them. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Watching YouTube videos in bed before going to sleep. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mindful Parenting, Mental Health, Emotional Intelligence. www.teopcoaching.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Schools, Corporate. "Digital Intelligence Quotient (DQ)" (The Common Sense Census, 2019) of parents and teens have argued about smartphone usage. 77%
  19. 19. I worked in tech for fifteen years and saw lots of the benefits of tech but also witnessed first hand the negative impacts on my productivity and wellbeing. As a result I started to work with a team of experts in Psychology and Neuroscience to look at the human impact of Digital Transformation and that was the seeds for UnPlug in 2015. UnPlug has a range of behaviour change programmes to empower staff to be more mindful of their relationship with tech. By taking back control, staff are able to deliver higher quality work during the day and fully rest and recharge when at home. Everyone uses tech differently so it's important to measure and review your tech usage before looking at interventions. There are great tools to do this included in iOS (Screen Time) and Android (Digital Wellbeing). For a more indepth data I recommend Rescue Time. Co-Founder of UnPlug NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Virtual Presenteeism" "IT'S GREAT THAT "DIGITAL WELLBEING" IS IN THE MAINSTREAM LEXICON. WE NOW NEED TO LOOK AT THIS COLLECTIVELY BY ORGANISATIONS IMPLEMENTING "DIGITAL CULTURE" STRATEGIES TO ENSURE EMPLOYEES THRIVE IN THE ALWAYS ON WORLD." Banter. Chris Flack That "Right to Disconnect" legislation is brought to people's attention and as a result organisations adopt Digital Culture strategies as a bespoke fit for how their organisation culture works with technology. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Singing in a gospel choir. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Using devices in meetings. Once I stopped, my focus really improved. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Mental Health, Better Sleep. www.unplughq.com TARGET AUDIENCE Policymakers, Corporate. 40% first look at their phone within five minutes of waking up, rising to 65% of those aged under 35. (Ofcom, 2019)
  20. 20. We believe that devices are useful tools but not a substitute for real-life human connection and interaction. Instilling proper boundaries around devices, response-time, and etiquette of use will make us all healthier and happier. Phone-free Friday nights! Identify an evening once a week that your family puts their phones away after a certain time. We use our Bagby phone holder for this. Founder of Work Well. Play More! NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "BE PRESENT AND IN THE MOMENT RATHER THAN LIVING YOUR LIFE AS A CAPTION AND THINKING ABOUT HOW YOU WILL HASHTAG AND POST IT." Holding my husband's hand while taking a walk is much nicer than holding my phone. Marcey Rader I wish that people will create boundaries and phone-free times to allow time for silence and dreaming. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing games with friends. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Reading texts before I started work in the morning. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Better Sleep. www.marceyrader.com www.workwellplaymore.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Couples, Families. "Zoom Fatigue" 47% of adults missed out on sleep due to internet usage. (Ofcom, 2016)
  21. 21. I believe that in order to have a meaningful life, we need to put human relationships first and that WE should be in charge of how we use our technology, not tech companies. Digital Mindfulness Retreats exists to help people celebrate their humanity, presence, and capacity to connect with others. Taking breaks from tech helps us remember what’s truly important to us so that we can live a life full of meaning. We need that reminder of what it feels like to have the spaciousness to reflect on what we'd rather be doing with the 18 hours a day many of us spend on digital platforms . . . because why would we spend less time on our phones if we are unclear about what to do instead? Recognize that your compulsion and fixation around screen time is not your fault. Every platform you use was specifically designed to spike your dopamine levels and keep you hooked. Instead of shaming yourself, reach out for help. Also, embrace boredom. That's where creativity lives. Founder of Digital Mindfulness Retreats NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Alone together" "POWERFUL CORPORATE INTERESTS ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO KEEP US ADDICTED TO OUR SCREENS. WE NEED TO SHIFT FROM SHAMING END USERS TO BUILDING OFFSCREEN COMMUNITIES." In-person connection (socially distanced of course!). If nothing else, this lockdown is teaching us that "FaceTime" is no substitute for face-time. Christina Malecka I hope we have a new president, less funding for police, more funding for education and social services, and a vaccine for COVID. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE I love meditation, conversation, and rest. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I have stopped blaming myself for screen overuse. The onus is on corporations. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats. www.digitalmindfulnessretreats.com TARGET AUDIENCE Individual Adults. 41%had been woken up by the light from a mobile phone in the bedroom. (Tarja S, Ashley C, and Jonna H, 2019)
  22. 22. We believe that connection has the ability to uplift, elevate and inspire others. Find something that helps change your life for the better and share it with others. CEO of Connection Coin NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Phoneliness" "CONNECTING WITH OTHERS IS HUMAN MAGIC." Real... big... HUGS! Court Creeden That we learn just how important being able to connect in real life really is. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Paddleboarding and meditating with my wife. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I leave my phone in the kitchen when sleeping and never check emails first thing. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Humane Technology Design. www.connectioncoin.com TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Professionals, College Students. 3H 40M is the average time spent using mobile devices each day. (Simon Kemp, 2020)
  23. 23. Always be coherent with your mission. Co-Founder of Barner NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "EMPOWERING DIGITAL GENERATIONS WITH INNOVATIVE, FUNCTIONAL AND BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PRODUCTS." We are all about emotions. Eduardo Gaya Good health for everyone. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Doing sports and going to the beach. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Avoid being all day connected. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Better Sleep, Humane Technology Design, Productivity. www.barnerbrand.com TARGET AUDIENCE Digital Generations. "Digital Consciousness" To empower lives of digital generations. of American adults reported that their children are exposed to two or more hours of screen time per day. (Vision Council, 2019) 70%
  24. 24. Better technology role modeling and mentoring as parents begins with acknowledgment of our own screen use and habits. Before we can help our children find balance, we must first look at our behaviors. Start by replacing judgment with curiosity about your own screen habits. Founder of The Screentime Consultant, LLC NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "IT IS NOT ABOUT BEING 'ANTI-TECH.' IT IS ABOUT BEING 'TECH-INTENTIONAL.' BALANCE IS KEY." Our ability to build and maintain meaningful, real-life relationships with other people. COVID-19 brought that into sharp relief. Emily Cherkin I wish for people to remember that it is not about getting it perfect, it is about doing better and having compassion for ourselves and others when we stumble. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Reading non-fiction books. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I deleted my Instagram account. You can only scroll so far in a weather app! WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mindful Parenting, Parent Education, Screens in Schools. www.thescreentimeconsultant.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Schools, and in particular, parents. "Tech-intentional" Screentime has fundamentally changed the way we learn, teach, and parent. Finding balance is not only possible, it is imperative. Parents can learn to be healthy technology role models and mentors. 85% of smartphone users will check their device while speaking with friends and family. (BankMyCell, 2018)
  25. 25. We believe that productivity means prioritizing the things that truly matter - the people, activities, and passions that give us greater purpose. At Freedom, our mission is simple: develop software that helps people focus on what matters most. It’s not about doing more. It’s about doing more of what makes you happy. CEO of Freedom NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "YOU ARE THE SUM OF WHAT YOU SPEND YOUR TIME DOING." Our ability to collaborate, to share values, and to solve the biggest problems. Fred Stutzman I think the pandemic has reinforced our need for offline connection. I look forward to being together with friends and colleagues again. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Cycling. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Removing most of the social media apps from my phone. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Humane Technology Design. www.freedom.to TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Teenagers, Corporate. "Doomscrolling" (King’s College in London, 2020) 10-30% of children are using smartphones or other devices in a way that it causes them immense discomfort when they do not have a phone around them.
  26. 26. We believe attention is the most valuable asset an organization has. When you value employee attention as much as Facebook does, you increase organizational wellbeing, innovation and effectiveness, all AT THE SAME TIME. Formally adopt the company value, “Attention is our most valuable asset.” As a leader, demonstrate living this value in front of your teams. Begin by carving out time for undistracted work. Practice embodied leadership. Then design a culture and environment, virtual and physical, that supports living the attention value. Founder of MindEQuity NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "ORGANIZATIONAL ATTENTION IS THE KEY TO SUSTAINING VALUE CREATION AND CREATIVE ADVANTAGE." With our breathing bodies and minds we can tap into both intelligence and wisdom. Michelle N. Moore I hope thousands of leaders will inspire their teams to be part of the organizational attention movement. Ultimately, they will all increase their WIE. Wellbeing. Innovation. Effectiveness. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Open water swimming! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR I block calendar time for undistracted work and help colleagues do the same. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Digital Citizenship, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats. www.mindequity.ca TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate. "Continuous Partial Attention" (Ofcom, 2019) 47% believe that their phone negatively affects their work, saying they would be more efficient if they could master control over their device.
  27. 27. As technology increasingly dictates the way that our society lives and breathes, responsible technology is about building systems, which will shape a better future world. Digital wellbeing is about educating people to use that technology well. Be Aware. Get used to challenging yourself and asking the question: Did I choose to use my phone / this app / this service right now, or did it choose to use me? Am I in control? Founder & CEO Sentient Digital NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "IT'S TIME TO THINK CONSCIOUSLY ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY. IT'S TIME TO RETURN AUTONOMY TO USERS." Georgie Powell Intuition. We may not be able to understand it yet, but it is powerful nonetheless. I wish that we can hold on to the compassion that many people have rediscovered through these difficult times. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Wild swimming. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR In 2020 I've focused on managing my news intake because it is too stressful. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Humane Technology Design, Digital Wellbeing. www.sentientdigitalconsulting.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Policymakers, Technology Companies. "Digital Drowning" (Lasting app, 2018) 79% admitted technology distracts them from connecting with each other.
  28. 28. Avoiding exposure to inappropriate content and limiting screen time for our children. Be aware of technology parental controls available and leverage them early. Don't wait until it becomes an issue. Founder of Screen Time Pros NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Digital Fingerprints" "PARENTS, OUR CHILDREN WILL BE SUBJECTED TO INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT AND OVERUSE THE TECHNOLOGY WE GIVE THEM. UNLESS WE ACT NOW!" Limiting screen time brings back family time. Engage in one another and enjoy time together again. Adam Fitzgerald I hope parents can find the time to implement a digital parenting plan that makes sense for their children. The earlier the better. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Chores can = currency for screen time! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Scheduled technology downtime for bedtime ensures good sleep! WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Parenting Consultant. www.screentimepros.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Parents with children. (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019) 1H Children until age 5 should be limited to 1h per day of screentime
  29. 29. Professionals in many fields are working to reduce children's screen time. Coming together in a collaborative community will amplify our work and strengthen our resolve. Start by talking with each other. Is this tech connecting us or distracting us, enhancing our lives or tearing at the fabric? Children are only small once. Consider what they are seeing that will shape their behavior, character and future. M. Ed., Director, Children's Screen Time Action Network NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "DIGITAL WELLNESS IN CHILDHOOD MEANS HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ADULTS." We make mistakes. The ability to fail opens new highways of opportunity. Jean Rogers I wish that all in Digital Wellness would see each other as partners, not competitors. We can help so many more children and families that way. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Hike, sing, and paint. Hard to pick! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Giving up social media is like adding a day to the week! WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mindful Parenting, Child Development and Screen Time. www.screentimenetwork.org TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Teenagers, Schools. "Technoference" A study estimates that we tap, swipe, and click on our devices 2617times each day. (Dscout, 2016)
  30. 30. I'm looking at “disruptive and innovative tech” through the lens of “somewhat skeptical, less is more”. I'm giving a human face to technology’s effects on our love stories, family life, leisure time, work & more. Folk Rebellion is a voice, resource, & alternative for everyone feeling consumed by the tsunami of the digital revolution. Create vs. Consume. Put all tech, digital, and content into one of the 2 buckets and see how you feel when doing them. You'll likely discover that one fills you and one depletes you. Writer & Creative Director NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "WHAT PEOPLE NEED NOW IS MORE SKEPTICISM AND A QUESTION EVERYTHING MENTALITY." We live in the nuances, the grey areas, and the unknowns. Jess Davis I wish we reassess the cult of productivity and take back our time. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Walking. It's a beautiful habit. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Stopped checking email multiple times every day. Now I check it twice per week. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Citizenship, Mindful Parenting, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats. Founder of Folk Rebellion TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Couples, Corporate. "Digital Dementia" (Vision Council. 2019) of Americans say they use digital devices in the hour just before going to sleep. 80%
  31. 31. While studying, me and my co- founder Tim Smits were often so distracted that we didn't get half the work done we wanted to do. We want to enable you to finally spend time on the things YOU find meaningful in life, instead of spending your time on distracting apps and websites. Start with researching people's behaviour and psychology - and focus on that. For example, with Unpluq we initially wanted to design a minimalist phone. When we talked to people, we found out that the barrier to buy a phone is quite high. We then started thinking about ways of turning people's current smartphone into a minimalist phone, basically combining a minimalist and normal smartphone in one phone. Co-founder of Unpluq NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULD CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, INSTEAD OF TECHNOLOGY CONTROLLING YOU." LOVE. Jorn Rigter I hope you will make time for you own development and happiness. For example, start/continue a meditation practice, actively reflect on yourself and strengthen your social relationships. And above all, enjoy the process! A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing board games with friends or family. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Using my smartphone as an alarm clock: my smartphone stays in the living room. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Humane Technology Design, Productivity. www.unpluq.com TARGET AUDIENCE Millennials. "Smombie" (Smartphone Zombie). (VitalSmarts, 2014) 89% of participants said that insensitive use of technology had negatively affected their personal relationships.
  32. 32. We believe the time has come for a new kind of technology. A one that respects you and has your wellbeing at its very core, always. A one that's designed to bring harmony and freedom, not exploit users like nameless products. We are motivated because we honestly care about making a difference. Great technology always starts with empathy. Realize that your attention and focus represents, in fact, your priorities. When seeing people you honestly care about, is it really that important to check that feed of content or read the news? Commit yourself to not check your phone on meetings. Raise your standards. Co-CEO of Mudita NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "BEING FREE IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD IS ABOUT LESS, NOT MORE. MINDFULLY FOCUSED AND FREE OF DISTRACTION IS THE NEW RICH. AND THERE IS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP YOU WITH THAT." When driven and focused, people can defy logic and achieve wonderful things. Especially when working together. Łukasz Napiórkowski More time spent on being present and focused on things that matter the most. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Going on a walk without a phone. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Stopped browsing in- app overwhelming information content. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Better Sleep, Humane Technology Design, Mental Health. www.mudita.com TARGET AUDIENCE Families, Couples, Corporate. "Nomophobia" (SecurEnvoy, 2012) 66% of the population suffer from Nomophobia, the fear of being without their phone
  33. 33. Technology can and will change the healthcare industry as we know it. Our approach is to help shape that change so that it includes digital wellness too. Start by cancelling your phone's notifications, maybe only the SM ones to start with so that you get back control of when to look at your phone screen. Also, start with a simple 15m morning meditation, when you wake up, before leaving your bed. Great digital free start of the day! BU Head Neuroscience NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "Corona Call" "APPROACH TECHNOLOGY WITH A GROWTH MINDSET SO YOU CAN DO BETTER THINGS INSTEAD OF MORE THINGS." The non-verbal behaviour, our sense of touch and our ability to imagine! Angel Lucio As a global community, I wish would learn from the great benefits that our Planet Earth has experienced due to Covid, and we keep them to the best possible outcome in the years to come! A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Playing team sports such as soccer or padel. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR When our kids are at the table, we never look at our phones, never. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Better Sleep, Productivity, Mental Health. www.takeda.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Families, Policymakers. 4 IN 5 people who took steps to improve their digital wellbeing reported a positive impact on their overall wellbeing. (Think with Google, 2019)
  34. 34. Education is fundamental for personal and social transformation. I believe that a balanced digital life is possible since we are open-minded to learn how to deal with technology. The first step is reconnecting with ourselves by living in a mindfulness state and practicing meditation. The second step is learning how to build a healthy and positive relationship with technology. The third is experiencing JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) and reconnecting with others, with nature and our senses in a more fulfilling way. Determine your daily "sacred moments" off-line. I usually suggest three options: the first hour of your day, during the meals, and one to two hours before going to sleep. Pick up one of these and keep doing it for at least three weeks. Observe how the quality of your connections get improved and other benefits. Once you establish this new habit (the first "sacred moment"), move forward and try a new habit off-line. Lecturer and Founder of digital.equilibrium NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "TO GET OUT FROM THE CHAOS AND GET CLOSER TO A BALANCED DIGITAL LIFE, THE KEY IS TO LEARN HOW TO RECONNECT WITH WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN OUR LIFE." We can wonder when looking at nature. Juliana Didier I wish people nurture gratitude for simple and daily pleasures. That we can find joy. That we spend more time with real, fulfilling and genuine connections with those we love most. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Reading. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Watching videos before going to sleep. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Mindfulness, JOMO. TARGET AUDIENCE Schools, Families, Women. "Infoxication" 70%of American adults reported that their children are exposed to two or more hours of screen time per day. (Vision Council, 2019)
  35. 35. Take five minutes and scroll through one of your social media feeds. As you scroll, identify what emotion each photo invokes. Then, tailor your social media to only include the photos that positively impacted your mental health. Once I did this, my mental health greatly improved. CEO & Co-Founder of the LOG OFF Movement NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "IN ORDER TO SHIFT SOCIETY’S FOCUS FROM TECHNOLOGY BACK TO HUMAN CONNECTION, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU INCLUDE TEENAGE VOICES." We can empathize with identities other than our own. Emma Lembke I wish for the awareness for social media addiction to expand and become more mainstream so that the mental health of teenagers worldwide improves. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Weekly board game nights with my family. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Tracking the number of likes, comments, and followers. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Mindful Parenting, Healthy Teenage Social Media Habits. www.logoffmovement.org TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Schools, Parents of Teens. "Clout Chasing" Our team is passionate about lowering social media's impact on mental health while teaching teenage users and their parents about how to navigate the vast inner-workings of life on social media. 6 YEARS The term 'digital detox' was added to the Oxford English Dictionary, just (Time to Log Off, 2020) after the launch of the 1st iPhone.
  36. 36. Childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood is a precious time of self- discovery, learning, growth, friendship, imagination, and exploration; we believe overuse/misuse of technology is interfering with healthy child and youth development and that adults have a duty to support the flourishing and wellbeing of young people by actively mitigating the negative effects of technology. The idea of a journey is a great metaphor! As you travel through your day, make choices that guide you to cultivate your best life by using your right dose of tech. Co-Founder of LiveMore ScreenLess NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "OUR GOAL IS TO SCREEN WITH INTENTION SO WE CAN LIVEMORE!" The ability to touch and feel love. Social distancing has revealed our need for human connection. Screens are keeping us connected but they are not replacing our need for HUMAN touch. Katherine (KK) Myers My wish for next year is that after we have a vaccine we have a global appreciation for the simple joys in life: hugs, holding hands, being together, and schools filled with children. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Bike, ski, tun, yoga, paddleboard, read. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR By deciding to leave my phone at home when I go out, I feel FREE! WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Wellbeing. TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Schools, Families. "JOMO" The Joy of Missing Out. www.livemorescreenless.org (Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016) of smartphone users check their phone within 1 hour of waking or going to sleep. 80%
  37. 37. In working as a therapist, my mom showed me the value of in-person connection and communication early on. When I help people elevate their human relationships over digital engagement, I am honoring her legacy. When planning your day or week, identify the best times to unplug. Block out unplugged time for yourself, the same way you would schedule time for a dinner date or business meeting. Fill the block of time with an engaging activity, real human connection or anything that makes you forget about your phone. Founder of lilspace & Co-Founder of Unplug Collaborative NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "I APPROACH MY TECH HABITS THE SAME WAY I APPROACH STAYING HEALTHY WITH NUTRITION AND FITNESS - AWARENESS AND BALANCE ARE KEY." Even with face coverings, we can smile with just our eyes. Kim Anenberg Cavallo When we finally get a chance to gather again, I look forward to hearing the roar of laughter in a crowd and feeling an audience jump around to a song we all love. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Long walks with my husband. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Hunching over my laptop for countless hours. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Citizenship, Mental Health, Social Responsibility. TARGET AUDIENCE Schools, Corporate, Families. "Screen Apnea" www.getlilspace.com www.nationaldayofunplugging.com 72% of teens believe tech companies manipulate users to spend more time on their devices (CommonSense. 2018)
  38. 38. Technology is intended to connect us not keep us distracted from one another. It is time to reset our relationship with technology - to use it as a tool, not a crutch. The goal of all Cyber Sensible coaching services is in establishing healthy tech habits to achieve digital wellness. My advice is to reflect on your productivity and intentional use. Founder of Cyber Sensible NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "BEING MINDFUL WHEN USING TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP YOU TO SLOW DOWN, ACT INSTEAD OF REACT AND FIND YOUR DIGITAL BALANCE." Humans are better than machines when we consider emotions and consequences to our actions, not just numbers, clicks and likes. Denise DeRosa I wish we will remember how isolating it feels to connect primarily through screens. We should prioritize and cherish our face to face interactions and recognize that we are energized when gathering together. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Family meal times. Cooking and sitting together. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Limiting mindless scrolling. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Citizenship, Mindful Parenting, Productivity. www.cyber-sensible.com TARGET AUDIENCE Teenagers, Families, Schools. "Digital Flourishing" 64% of internet users worldwide are concerned about how companies are using their personal data. (Simon Kemp, 2020)
  39. 39. I believe that a minimalist approach to technology help us to live the life we want. Our devices are just tools, and it is our responsibility to ask important questions about how and why we use them. What advice will you give yourself the first day you get a smartphone? For me it would be to put distance with my phone every time my full attention is requested. Digital Wellness Coach NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "USE TECH ONLY FOR BIG BENEFITS ON WHAT YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT." Matthieu Rames A machine can't look you in the eyes! I wish people will raise their eyes and their awareness surrounding the risks posed to our physical and social wellbeing by the excessive use of tech. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Performing magic tricks with strangers. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Uninstall social network app. I only use web version now. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Productivity, Better Sleep www.minimalistdigital.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Policymakers. "Digital Distancing" (Bagby, 2017-2018) of people still use their phone as an alarm clock, affecting negatively the quality of their sleep. 99%
  40. 40. I believe we need to build a humane relationship with tech now before it will be too late. Since people spend most of their time working this is why I decided to target workplaces. Be clear on what your target and your core values are and build your idea around that. Be as specific as possible; this will help you finding your niche in the market. Psychologist & Founder of Smart Break NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT, KNOWLEDGE WORKERS NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR MINDS AND TODAY THIS IS RELATED TO HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY." Monica Bormetti We can imagine what is not in front of our eyes. I wish people will not get too excited about home working and would take advantage of the moments spent together with colleagues. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Walking in nature. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Having my phone next to me while I am on a conference call. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Productivity, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats, Wellbeing in the workplace. www.smartbreak.it TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Knowledge Workers, Professionals. Digital wellbeing as a way for corporates to deliver wellbeing content through digital tools. (MediaKix, 2016) An average person will spend more than of their life on social media. 5 YEARS
  41. 41. The Digital Wellness Institute strives to be a catalyst for transformational change in the understanding and implementation of digital wellness practices, offering certificate programs and educational resources to equip learners with the terminology, models, and tools for creating sustainable, positive change with the use of technology. Check out the Digital Wellness Collective and Digital Wellness Institute! For the past 3 years, we've been hard at work organizing our community and distilling resources and expertise so you don't have to create everything from scratch. Energy is precious and we want to support aspiring Digital Wellness Educators from burning out. We are in this together! CEO Digital Wellness Institute & Founder of Evolving in the Digital Age™ NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "WE HAVE THE POWER TO UTILIZE TECHNOLOGY IN A WAY THAT FUELS VERSUS FATIGUES US." Our ability to connect and experience empathy even when we're apart - even virtually from the safety of our sofas! Nina Hersher For the digital divide to be addressed and for the gap to close. For diversity to be discussed, appreciated, and integrated into global Digital Wellness education. There is enough room for all of us and we are strongest together as we learn from one another. #TogetherWeFlourish A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Tie-dye and pottery. So therapeutic! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Checking email first thing. When don't, I'm more grounded and resilient all day. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats. www.digitalwellnessinstitute.com www.evolvinginthedigitalage.com TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Policymakers, Schools. "Digital Flourishing" (Groupon, 2019) 80%of parents want to ditch their devices to spend more time with their family during the Holiday Season.
  42. 42. We observed the increasing incidence of depression, anxiety, suicide, and addiction and felt compelled to help. It is our mission to help everyone awaken to their meaningful life, then give them the tools and experiences to live it. Little by little a little becomes a lot. Try replacing one meaningful activity with an addictive behavior you are trying to overcome every day. Preside of Ampelis LLC NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "CULTIVATING MEANING IMPACTS EVERYTHING AROUND US." Robert Harmon Our ability to feel and to love. We hope that the current global pandemic and world situation will cause us all to prioritize what really brings meaning into our life. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE Enjoy nature, move, meditate, give thanks. KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Completed the Ampelis Technology Training Program. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Productivity, Digital Detox / Events / Retreats. www.ampelis.org TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Families, Those struggling with addiction. "Phoneliness" (Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016) 1 IN 3 people check their smartphones in the middle of the night.
  43. 43. We want to support people reaching their best potential and help them find meaning that goes beyond themselves. This will require us to use our energy wisely. Technology has become such an important part of our life that we need to ensure how we invest our energy in using it. Realize what elements of using technology gives you energy and serves a purpose and what elements are draining your energy. Then slowly try to eliminate the energy-draining ones from your life. Live-Up Corporate Wellness NEW DIGITAL WELLNESS TERM YOU DISCOVERED THIS YEAR "HAVE CONNECTIONS THAT MATTER - VIRTUAL OR REAL!" Selim Cevik Meaning! We are capable of finding meaning and purpose in the things we do. We had a year full of learnings. We learned to have autonomy in how we work, used technology more intensely but also realized how important our social connections are. I hope for a future with a healthy mix of all these three components. A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE TO START YOUR OWN DIGITAL WELLNESS JOURNEY WHAT'S YOUR WHY? ONE ACTIVITY YOU PREFER THAT IS TECH- FREE My daily 15 minutes power naps! KEY "BAD" TECH BEHAVIOR YOU MANAGED TO CHANGE A WISH FOR NEXT YEAR Using my phone at meals when I am eating together with my partner. WHAT MAKES HUMANS BETTER THAN MACHINES? MAIN AREA OF EXPERTISE Mental Health, Productivity. www.live-up.ch TARGET AUDIENCE Corporate, Schools, Policymakers. "New Ways Of Working" 98% can’t seem to get through the day without at least being interrupted a few times. (RescueTime, 2018)
  44. 44. 1- JUAN SANCHEZ www.bagby.co 2- ALEX EDEN www.alexaeden.com 3- DAVID KLEIN www.AmericaOffline.info 4- HOLLAND HAIIS www.hollandhaiis.com 5- AMY GIDDON www.dailyhaloha.com 6- ANDREA DAVIS www.betterscreentime.com 7- TIFFANY SHLAIN www.tiffanyshlain.com 8- AUGUST BRICE www.TechWellness.com 9- CATHERINE PRICE www.screenlifebalance.com 10- TOMMY SOBEL www.gobricknow.com 11- BETHANY BAKER www.agap.life 12- TEODORA PAVKOVIC www.teopcoaching.com 13-CHRIS FLACK www.unplughq.com 14- MARCEY RADER www.workwellplaymore.com 15- CHRISTINA MALECKA www.digitalmindfulnessretreats.com 16- COURT CREEDEN www.connectioncoin.com 17- EDUARDO GAYA www.barnerbrand.com 18- EMILY CHERKIN www.thescreentimeconsultant.com LIST OF COLLABORATORS (1) WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE NEXT EDITION? DROP US A NOTE AT JUAN.SANCHEZ@BAGBY.CO 35 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020 A PANEL OF DIGITAL WELLNESS PIONEERS
  45. 45. 19- FRED STUTZMAN www.freedom.to 20- MICHELLE N. MOORE www.mindequity.ca 21- GEORGIE POWELL www.sentientdigitalconsulting.com 22- Adam Fitzgerald www.screentimepros.com 23- JEAN ROGERS www.screentimenetwork.org 24- JESS DAVIS www.folkrebellion.com 25- JORN RIGTER www.unpluq.com 26- ŁUKASZ NAPIÓRKOWSKI www.mudita.com 27- ANGEL LUCIO www.takeda.com WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE NEXT EDITION? DROP US A NOTE AT JUAN.SANCHEZ@BAGBY.CO 28- JULIANA DIDIER 29- EMMA LEMBKE www.logoffmovement.org 30- KATHERINE (KK) MYERS www.livemorescreenless.org 31- KIM ANENBERG CAVALLO www.getlilspace.com 32- DENISE DEROSA www.cyber-sensible.com 33- MATTHIEU RAMES www.minimalistdigital.com 34- MONICA BORMETTI www.smartbreak.it 35- NINA HERSHER www.digitalwellnessinstitute.com 36- ROBERT HARMON www.ampelis.org 37- SELIM CEVIK www.live-up.ch LIST OF COLLABORATORS (2) 35 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020 A PANEL OF DIGITAL WELLNESS PIONEERS
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  49. 49. Thank you to our participants and all entrepreneurs in the industry who are trying to make a change for the people suffering from the dangers of addictive technology. Last but not least, thank you to my wife and my two daughters, who have inspired me, supported me, and believed in me along the way. Thank you for SHARING this document and keeping us HUMAN. Images sources: bagby.co Cover image: Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash Other images: Canva.com and Bagby.co Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US HUMAN 35 BAGBY.CO | DIGITAL WELLNESS COLLABORATIVE ANNUAL REPORT 2020

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