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Digital Amnesia – Does Google affect your memory! If there’s something you don’t know, do you automatically think, I’ll Google that? In the fascinating book ‘The Memory Illusion’, Dr Julia Shaw explains that knowing we can always access information later on makes us less likely to put in the effort to try to remember it, therefore decreasing our actual memory of it subsequently. Google was founded in September 1998 and since then the internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, where information is stored collectively outside of ourselves. The important point is that it requires effort and resources to acquire knowledge and skill. If we rely on external transactive memory, then we either lessen the knowledge and skills we already have, or do not acquire some new skills at all, substituting knowledge and skill with where to find it. Can you still navigate your car without Google maps or sat nav? But there may be another side effect to having less detailed memories. One of our greatest assets of being human is our creativity and problem solving ability which relies on our brains unconsciously forging connections between pieces of information that we don’t link up when we are too focussed. In the future we may not have such an extensive memory library to call on! So, this week’s Digital Detox is about our human knowledge and skill: 1. Smart phones switched to silent and put away. 2. Now for the next hour make a list of the things you used to know or do, but now default to an App. 3. For each item, decide if your App failed, what you would do? 4. Make a plan to keep your some of your knowledge and skills up to date. #digitaldetox #mindful #mindfulness #wellbeing #wellness #unplug #stressrelief #digitalwellness #digitalwellbeing #digitalmindfulness
Can time in nature improve my health?— The Digital Detox Coach (@ColinDCorby) February 6, 2020
The BBC's excellent ‘Trust me I'm a doctor’ programme reveals evidence that people who spent 120 mins or more in nature per week saw a significant reduction in perceived stress levels of at least 30%.https://t.co/zoi08OrnKa
The Digital Detox Coach Series
Hi, I'm Colin Corby, the Digital Detox coach. Let me motivate and guide your Digital Detox journey for a more rewarding and healthy approach to living with technology.
Onlinethe Digital Detox Coach SeriesDigital Detox – Taking back control
Empowering individuals through Digital Detox by providing coaching, strategies and ideas to take away and improve your digital/real life balance.
Onlinethe Digital Detox Coach SeriesBusiness Productivity through Digital Detox
How to increase your productivity by up to 20%
This presentation shows how this can be achieved in 5 simple steps through a Digital Detox methodology.
The Digital Detox Coach SeriesDigital Detox – Coaching for Managers
A high impact presentation designed to capture the essence of the ‘Business Productivity through Digital Detox’ workshop with a focus on assisting Managers implement a Digital Detox Methodology.
23/11/19Disconnect to Reconnect! - Digital Detox for Health & Wellbeing
If you use technology on a daily basis, whether at home or at work, you probably need a regular Digital Detox, but you won't necessarily realise it.
The article Disconnect to Reconnect explains some of the reasons why.Read More →
20/08/19Why Forest Bathing is the Perfect Digital Detox
Most of us now know that we need spend less time on our Smartphones and Tablets. It is similar to the recommendations of 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, 150 minutes of exercise a week and 7 hours or more of sleep. But it can be hard to get into the habit of a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle.
However, you may not be aware that you should also add at least 2 hours in nature per week to this list and there is a growing body of scientific research to support it.Read More →
25/03/19Business Productivity through digital detox - online presentation launched
Following successful customer onsite workshops, Business Productivity through Digital Detox is now available online.Read More →