What Is Digital Wellness and Why Should You Practice It?
Some would say that things used to be very simple in the old days. The time when people weren’t that used to of technology.From the 1990s, things started to change. People began to realize technologies can make their life easier.
Then came a revolution that changed the world – The Dot Com Boom (emergence/adoption of the internet).
Despite being in its initial stages, the internet gained fame and eyeballs.
You had organizations thriving, using digital media platforms.
It was almost like it couldn’t get better.
But guess what? It did.
With another revolution coming on the digital map – the social media.
Yes, you might say that social media platforms were first introduced in the early 2000s.
Are you old enough to remember that time?
If you are, you’d agree that it wasn’t before the late 2000s when social media really took off.
So, what do you think triggered this change?
One of the major factors was the introduction of a social media juggernaut – Facebook.
Nowadays, one can’t hide from technology. It’s embedded in our life and day-to-day activities.
The digital platforms have shortened distance and changed the world into a global village.
With virtually no boundaries, the range of businesses has also improved. The B2B or B2C services providers can easily offer services to people on different continents.
With all that the good digital platforms have done, there’s a downside as well (If you ask us, we aren’t complaining since it’s the reason you’re reading our blog).
Some would say they’re too connected with people being so attached to the digital devices and platforms. If you’re looking for another term, we mean social media addiction.
It might be personal or professional life, your Digital Wellness may deteriorate.
Some of you would’ve understood, while the others would be wondering, “What is Digital Wellness?”
Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Digital Wellness – Finding the fruitful use and healthy relationship with the technology.
With the accessibility to the internet, it’s extremely important to maintain your digital wellness as easily as it is.
At Marketairre, we give great importance to digital wellness and encourage our employees to do the same.
In this blog, we’ll particularly touch upon digital wellness in organizations and individuals doing business.
We’ll tell you possibilities that you can expect if you take care of Digital Wellness in your organization.
In addition to that, we’ll show you the other side of the coin as well.
You’ll see the negative affect that can happen, if digital wellness isn’t taken seriously.
So, let’s get started!
Downsides of Digital Devices:
Let’s look at how you might suffer if you don’t take care of your digital wellness.
Lack Of Sleep:
When you go to bed, the last thing you see is your mobile screen.
Don’t be offended. You don’t literally mean You.
We’re talking about people in general.
With that type of routine, you might miss out on a large span of your sleep.
When you go to work in the morning, how can you expect to perform at an optimum level?
The simple answer to the question is you can’t.
Throughout the day, you’ll be thinking about your cozy bed instead of your business operations.
One of the most important soft skills you can ask for is good interpersonal skills in this day and age.
It means knowing how to start conversations, adapt to people’s personalities, and establish a network.
Are you thinking, “Well, we have so many social media platforms for this purpose? So why do I need physical interactions?”
The answer to your question is that physical has its own benefits, especially in businesses.
Yes, businesses encourage employees to create a mailing list for email marketing. Having said that, there are very few marketing tactics that are better than developing your network.
And trust us, you can’t do that by scrolling Facebook or Instagram for most of your day.
Poor Time Utilization:
You’ve been assigned a task with a deadline. Unfortunately, you spend most of your time doing various things on your PC or smartphone than making progress on your task.
What else do you expect will happen?
Let’s take, for example – it was a task for 5 hours. You spend a combined 2 hours on digital platforms and not working on the task.
It becomes a catch-22 situation, where you need to make up for the lost time.
When you’re working on something, it’s all about momentum.
It’s extremely tough to switch on and off at your own will.
Imagine you’ve been working for 30 mins and think you deserve a long break (which you don’t).
Your temptation wins, and you end up opening either YouTube or Twitter, both of which will not contribute to your work.
The result – You might be working for 6 hours, but due to your attention being spread across multiple tasks, you might not get the desired productivity.
What Good Does Digital Wellness Do for Your Business?
Now, turning the tables, we’ll talk about something that can make you happy.
We’ll look at the positive angle and how managing digital wellness can enhance your business quality.
What good will a proper schedule do?
It’s not like you’ll have 70% of your day in doing leisure activities, such as:
- Surfing social media
- Watching movies
- (non-work related) chatting with friends
If you are, you’re headed towards disaster.
With a schedule, you’ll know exactly what you can look forward to in your day. You’ll have dedicated hours for working, and to take rest.
Are you from the marketing industry?
Okay, that might be a boring question. Another somewhat interesting question, are you fond of movies?
If you’ve nodded to both the questions, we’d recommend you go through our blog, 5 Movies Every Marketer Should Watch.
You can either do it in your leisure time or on your off day.
We’re sure your organization bosses won’t mind you getting a new mindset on marketing skills.
Now, you might be wondering, “Drafting a schedule. That is so easy. Why isn’t everyone doing it?”
Well, creating your routine was the easier part. Now comes the challenging part of following it.
It requires immense willpower.
Are you game for it?
When you’re not on your phone for the whole day, checking the reactions and comments on your posts, there’s so much you can do.
You must have so many people around you in your organization, don’t you?
Spend time with them, get to know them better, create a connection with them.
These things might sound quite insignificant, but they can have great results in your profession.
You never know whom you would have to coordinate for your future assignments, do you?
Trust us, having that understanding with your colleagues is way more fruitful than knowing your social media profile status.
In this digital era, your work might be purely about sitting on your computer.
Even that is a violation of digital wellness. It’s not recommended to sit in front of your screen for long hours.
Make sure you have designated intervals to:
- Roam around
- Stretch your muscles
- Get some fresh air
Doing this can keep you safe from physical discomforts, such as back issues and mental burnout.
Only when you’re physically and physiologically fit can you produce desirable results for your organization.
At the end of the day, your organization doesn’t want you spending hours and hours working.
They expect you to perform your tasks effectively.
Only when you’re fully focused, without caring about the digital distraction, you can be productive.
Don’t get us wrong. Digital activities can be highly productive. As a marketer, if you’re reading E-Books that’ll help you in your career, you can enhance your skillset.
But, as we’ve advised in the first point, bring certainty in your life, rather than doing what your temptations lead you to do.
We know how tempting they can be. That’s why we advised you in the first point, to make a schedule.
The Final Word:
Hopefully, now you’ve realized how important digital wellness can be for your business growth.
Because of the digital wellness culture, we at Marketairre have to work efficiently and impress our clients.
You can check out some of our previous work where we lived up to our client’s expectations.
Improve Your Company’s Digital Wellness Today to Gain Productive Results and Move Forward.