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Digital Wellness: Phones OFF, conversations ON 2019 - bagbybrand

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This is the first collaborative paper with a focus on Digital Wellness and the benefits of unplugging from our digital devices.

The title "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" brings to life the idea of the need for unplugging and being present to have a real and deep conversation about this topic.

The format is very easy to digest and brings a personal and human perspective from top leaders and pioneers in the industry. We have carefully selected a diverse and enriching group of people from tech engineers, mindful teachers, entrepreneurs, to therapists, artists, writers and retreat owners, to share some key tips, what they are doing for the greater good and what is their vision of the industry in the next five years. Also, the people featured come from different parts of the world including, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. Along with their recommendations, this report features eye-popping pieces of research and stats to raise the awareness of a topic that is becoming the third biggest epidemic after sugar and cigarettes in the last fifty years.

The goal of this collaborative paper is to join forces to show the world how different people can work together towards a common objective. This goal goes beyond generating profit and can have a positive impact on people who, like us, went through a wake-up call, depression, a negative experience or who are trying launch an idea to make a change in the ultra-connected society we live in.

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Digital Wellness: Phones OFF, conversations ON 2019 - bagbybrand

  1. 1. Phones OFF, Conversations ON. Thank you for keeping us HUMAN May 2019 www.bagby.co // @bagbybrand //info@bagby.co //#phonefreebedroomchallenge A Digital Wellness Collaborative Paper
  2. 2. 01 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" 2019 A LETTER FROM THE CREATOR A day just like today 10 years ago, I was writing and participating in another collaborative paper called "Claves del Nuevo Marketing" ("The keys of the New Marketing"). We were about 15-20 passionate people about the Internet 2.0 and the social web. At that time of my life, I was a blogger (there was no Instagram) and a digital marketer who evolved to a social media lead. I developed business strategies in the digital world for leading and large brands across the globe. We didn't know how the social web would evolve but we were pioneers, dreamers and shared a common goal. Today, I'm thrilled to create and share with you this collaborative paper along with these inspiring people that from now onwards are family and dream partners. Now, I'm proud to be on the other side of the digital distraction equation and being able to leverage all that digital marketing expertise and knowledge to raise awareness about the dangers of addictive technology. I know It seems paradoxical but, I don’t think I would have been able to launch Bagby and this document without my previous digital marketing consultant life. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride and keep it HUMAN. JUAN SANCHEZ C0-FOUNDER OF BAGBY
  3. 3. 02 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" 2019 ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT This is the first collaborative paper with a focus on Digital Wellness and the benefits of unplugging from our digital devices. The title "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" brings to life the idea of the need for unplugging and being present to have a real and deep conversation about this topic. The format is very easy to digest and brings a personal and human perspective from top leaders and pioneers in the industry. We have carefully selected a diverse and enriching group of people from tech engineers, mindful teachers, entrepreneurs, to therapists, artists, writers and retreat owners, to share some key tips, what they are doing for the greater good and what is their vision of the industry in the next five years. Also, the people featured come from different parts of the world including, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland. Along with their recommendations, this report features eye-popping pieces of research and stats to raise the awareness of a topic that is becoming the third biggest epidemic after sugar and cigarettes in the last fifty years. The goal of this collaborative paper is to join forces to show the world how different people can work together towards a common objective. This goal goes beyond generating profit and can have a positive impact on people who, like us, went through a wake up call, depression, a negative experience or who are trying launch an idea to make a change in the ultra- connected society we live in. Brought to you by:
  4. 4. 03 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" 2019 ABOUT THE COMPANY This collaborative paper is brought to you by Bagby, Digital Wellness with a HUMAN soul. We are not here to add unnecessary technology. We are here to create beautifully crafted and welcoming reminders that real connections start the moment we put our smartphones away and we proudly celebrate that. Our aim is to develop digital- free and simple solutions that people use in their homes and workspaces and become a part of their everyday life. We want people to use Bagby because they build a meaningful relationship with it. The end goal is to reduce our dependency to our digital devices to make the world a more HUMAN place, just like before Smartphones.   Our vision is to celebrate humanity over technology. We imagine a world where humanity always comes first and the use technology becomes intentional to improve lives rather than a tool to get distracted or waste our valuable time. Thank you for keeping us Human. WWW.BAGBYBRAND.COM
  5. 5. 04 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of adults cannot go an entire day without their phones in their hands. (TIME Mobility Poll.2012). CATHERINE PRICE Author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and founder of Screen/Life Balance "THE GOAL ISN'T TO SPEND LESS TIME ON YOUR PHONE; IT'S TO SPEND MORE TIME ON YOUR LIFE." "As an experiment, try taking a 24-hour break from all your devices. Notice how you feel—before, during and after. You may be amazed by your initial twitchiness — followed by a feeling of calm and a sense that time is slowing down. Note: if you have a friend/partner/kid who you think has a problem with their devices, ask them to try this with you. It's a great conversation starter!" "Spending time with my family, waiting on line, the hours before bed, the hours after I wake up in the morning, any time when i'm outside." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Our lives are what we pay attention to. We only remember what we pay attention to; we only experience what we pay attention to. So we'd better be sure that when we spend our attention on something, it's the result of a conscious choice!" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "When we unplug, it gives us a chance to identify and reconnect with what's actually important to us in life." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain", New York Times. FAVORITE ARTICLE "I hope that in 5 years, we will see greater awareness, more stringent guidelines regarding kids and screens, stronger regulations (in terms of privacy), and a grass-roots, consumer-led movement demanding human-centered design." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "My book, How to Break Up With Your Phone, is an evidence-backed, 30-day plan designed to help people create healthier relationships with their phones. Screen/Life Balance is a broader platform that I'm developing to help people take back their lives from their screens." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 84%
  6. 6. 05 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of smartphone users will check their device while speaking with friends and family (2018, BankMyCell’s). KIM ANENBERG CAVALLO Founder of Lilspace "I AM ONLY ONE, BUT I AM ONE WHO WILL TAKE BREAKS FROM MY PHONE REGULARLY SO OTHERS AROUND ME WILL TOO." "Get friends and family on board. It's easier to change a habit when others are making the same change. Getting physically fit sometimes means finding a friend who will run with you. Find that friend who will unplug and enjoy real life with you." "when I am spending time connecting in nature either on my own or with someone." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "As hard as we try, we can't increase the number of hours in a day. What we can do is be more intentional with our time. Making a commitment to take breaks from using our phones means we can set the intention to focus on the activities, places and people we love." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "The key benefit to unplugging is being able to show myself or someone I love that I am focusing my full attention on the present moment. Unplugging gives me another way to be loving." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Don't Panic! Here's how to make screens a positive in family life", Anya Kamenetz, The Guardian. FAVORITE ARTICLE "Many parents, educators and health care professionals are struggling on the frontlines of today's mental health crisis, created, in part, by the fast rise of mobile devices. More and more people will make the connection between DW and better mental health. Future generations will be less lonely, anxious and depressed because parents and teachers will be role models in using the power of technology to enhance, and not disrupt their lives." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "Our company, lilspace, adds purpose and presence to live events through wellness lounges and a time tracking app. Whether it is a music festival with thousands of guests or a small dinner party of 5, earning rewards or accepting an Unplug for a Cause ™ challenge provides social motivation to put away the phones." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 85%
  7. 7. 06 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 We spend more time staring at our phones than making eye contact (Bank Of America, 2016). GEORGIE POWELL CEO Phone-Life Balance Ltd "DIGITAL WELLBEING IS THE CONSCIOUS USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO ENABLE EACH INDIVIDUAL TO REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT THEM AND THEIR COMMUNITY." "Start with observation. Take time to observe the people around you (friends, family, commuters....) and how they use their phones. Then watch yourself. When are you picking up your phone? Why? How is it making you feel?" "I try to unplug when I am with my children (ages 3 and 1)". FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "It is clear that many of us are no longer the masters of how we use our devices. This is a problem, despite the fact that handhelds are clunky, we drop them, they run out of battery, get hot etc. As technology becomes more pervasive - when it's fully integrated throughout our homes, our cars our bodies, it will be even harder to develop a conscious relationship with it. That's why finding phone/life balance now is so important." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Increased focus, productivity and creativity. More sleep. Less stress. And the ability to use technology more positively when we actively choose to use it." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING Nicolas Carr, the Shallows. One of the original cautionary tales on the rise of the internet. FAVORITE ARTICLE "I think the digital wellbeing industry will become akin to the fitness industry. It will be as important for people to set healthy boundaries around their relationship with technology, and we will become better at educating everybody about how to do that. At the heart of this movement will be the realization that humans should be at the heart of technology, rather than the other way around." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "The SPACE app is designed to help millions of people find their phone/life balance. We use a number of proven digital behavior change techniques, such as goal setting, personalization, positive encouragement and reciprocity to nudge users towards a healthier relationship with their device (whatever that might mean for them)." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT?
  8. 8. 07 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 People's mental energy bounced back even when they just looked at pictures of nature (The Cognitive Benefits of Interacting With Nature, 2008). JESS DAVIS Founder of Folk Rebellion "IN A WORLD THAT IS EVER INCREASINGLY BUSYING US, DISTRACTING US, & VYING FOR OUR ATTENTION – BEING TRULY PRESENT IS NOT ONLY A REBELLIOUS ACT – BUT MAY REPRESENT A NEW MODERN TYPE OF FREEDOM." "To digital detox or not? I’m often asked about this. Going off the grid is all well and good but if you return with your same bad habits than no changes will be made. This is your barometer. Try it for a week, a weekend, a day. Once you bring awareness to the issue in our screened-in world, people become more mindful of their tech consumption. This is where the change happens." "Reading on a sunny park bench with my son, watching the world whiz by." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Just like turning off the lights at night doesn’t make you anti-electricity, turning off our phones to spend time with ourselves and our loved ones doesn’t make you anti- technology. It makes you smart. These tools were meant to be just that: tools, not replacements" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "All of my life's major decisions, aha moments, and shifts happened after I had spent time in nature. You can get your mind back by exposing it to restorative environments, which, research has found, generally means the great outdoors." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "What's Lost As Handwriting Fades?, NYTimes, Maria Konnikova," FAVORITE ARTICLE "We must decide what we want from technology, and what parts of our humanity we want to safeguard and protect. It’s clear that balance and moderation will be key to protect the fabric of our families and society. No one wants to be told that they are scrambling their brains or, worse yet, their kids’ brains. Self-regulation and the mindful usage of technology is key." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "Folk Rebellion is a media brand on a mission, leading a plugged-in world towards digital wellbeing. Our expert content educates and empowers the everyday digital user to find their freedom IRL through alternative analog and lo-fi mediums including our printed publication, podcast, and "slow" online editorial content." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT?
  9. 9. 08 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of smartphone users check their phone within 1 hour of waking or going to sleep (2016, Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey). VANESSA TRAN Founder of Ditox "I CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT YOU POST, AND MORE ABOUT OUR FACE-TO-FACE CONNECTION. IT'S PRICELESS." "Learn to scroll less, live more. Look around you. Your mind will love you for it." "Talking face-to-face with friends or family." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "The average person touches their phone 2,617 times a day. That's much more than the number of minutes it takes to call and catch up a friend." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Less mindless scrolling and less consuming meaningless data and information. This means more productivity, doing things you actually enjoy or are curious about, to live a more enriched and reconnected life." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING Top 10 Digital Detox Posts Of 2018, Time to Log Off, Ellen McCarthy, FAVORITE ARTICLE "Automation will make connecting between people and systems simpler. But unplugging needs work, and so does human-to-human connection and emotional value in face-to-face relationships." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "I want to help people become more aware of their technology usage and more mindful of their environment and surroundings. Ditox helps people to forget about their phones to learn something new, connect with others and reconnect with yourself, so you get to know and understand yourself to make better judgement and awareness of when and when not to unplug and still be consciously 'digitally well'." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 80%
  10. 10. 09 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of employees said they aren't performing as well as they should be (2018, Udemy In Depth: Workplace Distraction Report). FRED STUTZMAN Founder and CEO, Freedom "TECHNOLOGY HAS FAILED US. IT'S TIME TO PUSH BACK AND DEFINE A BETTER WAY." "Experience the rejuvenation of deep work. Turn off the distractions, even for an hour, and focus on your work." "My offline time is when I'm on my bike. You're forced to be distraction-free, and focused only on the ride." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Our default state has become one of hyperconnection and multitasking. Unplugging reminds us that there are other ways to live and work, and forces us to be mindful about our choices." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Unplugging is a choice. It forces us to think about our priorities, and choose how we spend our time. It breaks us from the cycle of digital consumption, offering a moment to focus on what matters most." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING Digital Addiction Getting You Down? Try an Analog Cure - Cal Newport. FAVORITE ARTICLE "We will reach an inflection point where people realize that it takes technology, simple and complex, to fight back against ever-increasing distraction. This will define the next phase of modern computing." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "At Freedom, we build tools that enable people to disconnect from distractions on all their devices. We're on the front lines fighting against technology engineered to distract." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 54%
  11. 11. 10 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 An average person will spend more than five years of their life on social media (2016 MediaKix) PETER KLEIN CEO. Educated Change LLC "DISCONNECT, BUT RECONNECT WITH INTENT AND BRING YOUR CONNECTIONS BACK WITH YOU TO THE REAL WORLD" "Bring those you care about on your journey." "When you see anyone pick up their device, unplug and wait until they understand, don't judge, that was you once." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Our life experience would ultimately amount to whatever we paid attention to”  William James. Will your experience be your phone? WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "People that unplug and then reconnect with Intent have a 150% advantage in selling, getting promotions, living longer, better relationships, better health; living is more fun." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "The Attention Merchants" - Tim Wu. FAVORITE ARTICLE "Think about how corporations work - first they grow large, empires are built and they divide the world's growth between a few. Time then passes, governments break them up or they diversify, giving control back to the divisions, each taking a new form. The same behavior will take place in our social networks, users will move to smaller groups, we will all want more control of our data and to not be controlled by a few from big corps.." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "We live by our company name: Educated Change, first, we help people understand what is happening to them and the people in their family and the ones they work with. We then show them how to move their connections from the digital world to the real world and then help them build their life and business with the 150% advantage." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? +5 yr
  12. 12. 11 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 We are spending three times longer on those apps that make us unhappier (2017 Adam Alter). MONICA BORMETTI Psychologist and Founder of smartbreak.it "HOW PEOPLE USE DIGITAL DEVICES IS A CENTRAL ISSUE FOR THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND." "Organize the Apps in your phone: the first screen should be free from social media and other sources of distraction.." "During holidays, when I want to deeply enjoy a reading and of course at night time I switch my phone off." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Cognitive skills such as focus and creativity need space and right conditions to be developed. Living in a constant reaction mode thanks to our digital devices does not help, unplugging helps to flourish these skills." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Restoring your brain in order to clean up your mind and be able to focus properly on what is important." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Why our screens make us less happy" - Adam Alter FAVORITE ARTICLE "I reckon people will be more and more aware that we need to set boundaries on the way we use tech. I am confident next generations will be better than us today at understanding the value of unplugging every now and then." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "I deliver trainings in schools and corporations about digital wellbeing. I organize events in order to raise consciousness on the issue." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? x3 times
  13. 13. 12 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of people claim to experience this unique flavor of anxiety when they cannot find their phone (2017 Smartphone restriction, withdrawal symptoms - Sarah H. Aarestad & Tine A. Eide) ANDREW DUNN Co-Founder and CEO of Siempo.co "IT'S TIME TO BUILD THE DIGITAL WORLD WE KNOW IN OUR HEARTS IS POSSIBLE." "Try picking up your phone only every third time you notice the impulse to do so." "Saturday mornings. I like to walk out of my house and open to whatever wants to emerge. It feels incredible." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Clarity, creativity, and joy emerge when we step away from the screens and the work." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "More connection. With self, with other, with nature, with community, with the whole." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "The Listening Society" by Hanzi Freinacht FAVORITE ARTICLE "Digital wellness will be a massive onramp for billions into the critical world of psychological support and growth." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "We created the first smartphone interface designed to support mental health and wellbeing." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 73%
  14. 14. 13 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of Americans say that they “somewhat or strongly agree that periodically ‘unplugging’ or taking a ‘digital detox’ is important for their mental health (2018, The APA’s Stress in America). MARK OSTACH Keynote Speaker at MarkOstach.com "CHOOSE GRACE OVER GUILT!" "Protect the first and last 10 mins of your day to journal, mediate, or pray about the things you are grateful for." "I start each day with writing down 5 things I'm grateful for and 10 dreams for my future." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "We need to remove the guilt that comes with always 'needing' to be available. It takes a toll on our mental and physical health. Instead, give yourself the grace and permission to create boundaries with your device." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Growing deeper in relationship with those you care about takes time. Any extra time I gain away from the screen allows me to pour into other people. This helps me feel connected to them and to myself." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "The book iDisorder by Larry Rosen." FAVORITE ARTICLE "I recently did a TED talk on "The Future of Digital Wellness”. I painted a vision for what digital wellness will look like in the year 2034 (15 years from now). It includes a generation of young adults called “dippies” aka ‘digital hippies’ that don’t use smartphones. And for those that use smartphones, The latest Apple iPhone uses biometrics to lock you out if you are too stressed." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "I speak around the country promoting digital wellness. It’s my passion to help people defeat distractions so that they can lead a full or purpose and meaning." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 66%
  15. 15. 14 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of Americans wish their family members would unplug from technology more often (2016, The Harris Poll). SELIM CEVIK Corporate Wellness Consultant, LiveUp "INTERRUPTIONS IS ONE OF THE MAIN STRESSOR EMPLOYEES FACE AT WORK. BUT WHAT IF WE SABOTAGE OURSELVES!" "Work in 50 minute intervals (50 minutes focused work, 10 minutes break) and put your phone away during these 50 minutes." "30 minutes before going to sleep and the first 30 minutes after waking. Through this I start and finish the day totally different." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Think about an incident when you were working on a task and suddenly your phone lights up, due to a notification. You are checking the notification, then while you have your phone in your hand you check all your other favorite apps as well. When you lay your phone back a good 10 minutes have passed and until you are back working on your task again probably another 10 minutes need to pass until you are focused again. Assuming you will not get another notification!" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Do you know those days where you just get things done? This what happens when I manage to put my phone aside. Also, I get my most creative ideas always when I am offline." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "The Making of a Corporate Athlete (HBR) by Jim Loeher." FAVORITE ARTICLE "Just like tobacco cessation programs digital cessation programs will become more and more asked for. Also the mobile technology will be more integrated into our body parts that we would not need to carry those heavy devices with us any longer." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "At conferences and meetings that I support we try to create a mobile free environment. We either ask participants to leave their phone outside the meeting room (giving out Bagby bags are always a good nudge) or collect their phones before the meeting. Despite the initial resistance of some participants it always turns out to be a very positive experience." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 60%
  16. 16. 15 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of Americans experience acute insomnia each year (2018, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine). ELS VAN DER HELM Founder of Shleep "WE ARE ALL SLEEPING LESS THAN OUR GRANDPARENTS, AND WE HAVE OUR SMARTPHONE TO THANK FOR THAT." "Allow yourself a "creative pause" after you wake up in the morning. Take at least 5 minutes before looking at any screen and simply observe what thoughts come up. Often our best ideas bubble up after a good night's sleep." "Dinner conversations with friends and family are most dear to me, when I don't want to be distracted." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Life is too short to simply let technology take over without giving it much thought. Most screens these days are little dopamine machines and we're the addicts who cannot get enough. Despite all the much more valuable ways for us to chase dopamine... Think about it: how would you prefer to become fulfilled and happy? Through interactions with a screen? Or with another human being?" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN Ever since I decided to leave my phone out of my bedroom my sleep quality greatly improved and I feel more refreshed after waking up, resulting in a much more productive day. KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "NYT article "How to break up with your phone" by Catherine Price." FAVORITE ARTICLE "We will take back control over technology, ensuring our wellbeing (and sleep) is central and technology is merely there to enable this." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "We help businesses by helping leaders and employees becoming aware of the importance of unplugging for better sleep and subsequently better performance of individuals and teams." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 25% PhD
  17. 17. 16 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of people in the United States never unplug from technology (2014, CivicScience for The Wall Street Journal). Founder & CEO of Brick "I ENVISION A WORLD WHERE TECHNOLOGY MAKES US MORE PRESENT INSTEAD OF MORE DISTRACTED, MORE CONNECTED INSTEAD OF ISOLATED." "Put down your phone for an hour a day and do something engaging in the real world." "My first hour every day is what I call my "Brick Hour," which is a phone-free hour when I meditate, shower, make coffee, and then finally sit and my computer and check my phone." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "The unstimulated mind is the creative mind. Rest is equally as important as work. Life is short. How do you want to spend it?" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "More time to live meaningfully in the real world." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "TED Talk - How better tech could protect us from distraction, Tristan Harris." FAVORITE ARTICLE "In five years, everyone will structure digital wellness into their lives, just like we currently fit in physical fitness, emotional wellness, and nutritional wellness." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "We at Brick throw phone-free events and are building a community of like-minded people that want to hang out without our phones." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 43% TOMMY SOBEL
  18. 18. 17 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 Number of books you could read In the time you spend on social media each year (2017, Charles Chu, Better Humans). President of the Mouse Book Club "PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE AND PICK UP A PHONE- SIZED BOOK." "Make a habit of reading at the same time every day. Your soul will grow." "When I wake up, I don't touch my phone until after I have read a book, wrote a journal entry, and organized my day. At night, I lock my phone up at 6:30 and play with my kids." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "More people are reading than ever? The question is, what are you reading? Does social media, email, or online journalism have any lasting impact on you?" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "The first year I unplugged, I read works by Melville, Austen, Dostoyevsky, Machiavelli, Swift, Whitman, Shakespeare, Bronte, Flaubert, Homer, Douglass, Stowe, Thoreau, and Paine." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Deep Work by Cal Newport." FAVORITE ARTICLE "Disconnecting from technology allows us to connect to something deep within our mind and soul. There is a growing community of people looking for something deeper. We will find it." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "We give people small books to carry with them throughout the day. This way, you always have a good reading option." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 200 DAVID DEWANE
  19. 19. 18 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of Americans never or rarely turn their phones off (2014, American Trends Panel June Wave). Founder of A Mindful Society & Mindful Gateway Consulting "THE "REAL" IMPACT OF THE AGE OF DIGITAL IGNORANCE WILL BE FACED BY OUR CHILDREN." "Start by asking yourself, "If someone else was using the phone the way I am, what do I think would be the impact? In their life? In their relationships?" "At the cottage, surrounded by nature, birds singing, leaves rustling, son and daughter in laughter." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Our brain, body and relationships are not wired for phone usage. Rather than letting digital take advantage of you, we need to reclaim our choice and bring balance to our lives by going to our natural roots; of sleep, connection, nature and love." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Our attention is being pulled from us in every direction and we're forgetting that we have a choice of what to bring our attention to and what not to bring our attention to. By unplugging you reclaim that choice." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉ . The Globe and Mail, ERIC ANDREW-GEE" FAVORITE ARTICLE "The future of the industry will rest in society at large to manage and regulate digital tech use. Education on how to use technology and its impact will be an essential foundation in all schools. In the near term, there is going to be a rapid increase of mental and relationship health issues due to tech use though I am helpful we'll learn how to live in harmony with technology... in the future." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "My work focuses on bringing mindfulness into organizations and professional development. We help leaders develop the underlying awareness required to make the choice to manage their attention (and tech use) more effectively by seeing the value and the research and by experiencing the impact of doing so." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 82% MICHAEL APOLLO RP
  20. 20. 19 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 of people look at their phone even when dining out with friends or family (2018, YouGov). Photographer, initiator #CaughtintheApp "OUR SMARTPHONE USE IS A MASSIVE SOCIAL PROBLEM. MASSIVE SOCIAL PROBLEMS NEED MASSIVE SOCIAL SOLUTIONS. SO LET'S START CALLING IT A PROBLEM AND HAVE A CONVERSATION." "Go offline for a day, a week a month and experience what happens to you. Afterwards empty your phone and reinstall only what you really, really need." "I like forest bathing or what the Japanese call Shinrin Yoku. Going to the forest / nature alone or with friends and enjoy what is there. In silence, in conversation or in play." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "You only have 100% of attention. Some parts of your life and work need it all. So train yourself to get used to focus and enjoy the flows. They will come naturally." WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "Attention, flow, love." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "Alone Together, Book, Sherry Turkle." FAVORITE ARTICLE "I expect consumers to start paying for less addictive, more valuable devices and apps and the industry to answer with more responsible solutions." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "Together with fellow artists I am inviting (young) people to do photographical research on our relationship with smartphones. Focus on whatever you like. From advantages of the wonder machines to privacy issues, to addiction of elderly people. It makes them conscious of their use and makes them change their habits.." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT? 53% RITZO TEN CATE
  21. 21. 20 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 99%of people still use their phone as an alarm clock, affecting negatively the quality of their sleep  (Bagby, 2017) JUAN SANCHEZ BONET Co-Founder of Bagby.co "THE REAL CAUSE OF PHONE ADDICTION IS THE "SMART" PRODUCTS REVOLUTION." "Start with the bedroom. Remove your phone from the bedroom by replacing it with an alarm-clock. It's a simple but truly effective sleep hygiene move." "On Sundays. I leave my phone at home and enjoy a full family day." FAVORITE TIME TO UNPLUGKEY TIP "Most of the time we think we are busy but it's more about being distracted. Can you imagine what you could do with the 3h average wasted scrolling" WHY WE SHOULD UNPLUG MORE OFTEN "First of all, I sleep much better and thanks to that I became more productive at work. Secondly, since I reclaimed some time, I've become a better parent." KEY BENEFITS OF UNPLUGGING "What is "brain hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care", Tristan Harris, 60 minutes. FAVORITE ARTICLE "I see people counting minutes off their phones as we have been doing with calories, steps and other metrics." VISION OF THE DIGITAL WELLNESS INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS "At Bagby, we believe the is space for digital wellness with a HUMAN soul. We develop beautifully crafted and welcoming tech-free reminders to help people realize that we don't need to add more technology to solve a tech problem. Phone addiction is a consequence of giving away our freedom to the called "smart" products that pair with our digital devices." HOW ARE YOU HELPING PEOPLE TO DISCONNECT?
  22. 22. 21 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" Collaborative Paper 2019 PARTICIPANTS 1- Catherine Price https://screenlifebalance.com 2- Kim Anenberg Cavallo http://www.getlilspace.com 3- Georgie Powell https://findyourphonelifebalance.com 4- Jess Davis https://www.folkrebellion.com 5- Vanessa Tran https://www.ditox.com.au 6- Fred Stutzman https://freedom.to 7- Peter Klein https://www.educatedc.com 8- Monica Bormetti https://www.smartbreak.it 9- Andrew Dunn http://www.getsiempo.com 10- Mark Ostach http://markostach.com 11- Selim Cevik https://www.live-up.ch 12- Els van der Helm https://www.shleep.com 13- Tommy Sobel https://www.gobricknow.com 14- David Dewane https://mousebookclub.com 15- Michael Apollo https://amindfulsociety.org 16- Ritzo ten Cate https://ritzotencate.com 17- Juan Sánchez https://bagby.co Would you like to join the next edition? drop us a note at Juan.Sanchez@bagby.co
  23. 23. 22 | "Phones OFF, Conversations ON" THANK YOU Thank you to our participants. And, all entrepreneurs in the industry trying to make a change and everybody who is suffering from the dangers of addictive technology. Also, thank you to Mark Zuckerberg, Noah Glass, Mike Krieger and Steve Jobs because I'm sure their goal wasn't to create digital distraction but connecting the world. Last but not least, thank you to my wife and y my daughter who have inspired me, supported me and believed in me along the way. Thank you for SHARING this document and keeping us HUMAN. WWW.BAGBYBRAND.COM 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/ Images sources: Cover image: Photo by Maxime Lebrun on Unsplash Other images: Canva.com

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