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Stress Awareness

Navigating Stress in the Digital Age

The role of technology in our lives is undeniable. The constant stream of information, notifications, and the pressure to stay connected can contribute to mounting stress levels. International Stress Awareness Week 2023 is an annual event that sheds light on the impact of digital technology on our mental health and well-being. This week-long campaign focuses on raising awareness about stress in the context of our digital lives, educating individuals and organisations on how to manage the impacts of digital, and providing resources to promote a healthier relationship with technology. Moreover, it encourages open conversations about the digital aspects of stress, aiming to reduce the stigma surrounding these topics.

The Digital Age and Stress

We’re a digital agency so we know first hand that whilst the digital age has brought numerous conveniences, we’re acutely aware that it has also introduced new stressors. Constant connectivity, the pressure to respond instantly, and the deluge of information can contribute to feeling overwhelmed.

We’re digital, but human

Understanding the role of technology is crucial to us as a digital agency because it reinforces our commitment to maintaining the human connection amidst the digital landscape. It’s one of the reasons we have chosen ‘We’re digital, but human’ as a tagline. Embracing digital doesn’t mean you lose the human connection with us – far from it. In fact, we like to find the human touch in technology. From influencer marketing to content creation, web design to implementing email marketing; beauty is our passion, but relationship building is at our core.

Stress Awareness Week

How to Get Involved:

Reducing stress from digital overload is essential for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and overall well-being in the digital age. Here are a few tips:

  1. Digital Detox: Start by prioritising your digital well-being. Consider implementing a digital detox or setting boundaries for screen time.
  2. Limit Social Media Use: Social media can be a major source of digital stress. Reduce your time on social platforms, unfollow accounts that cause stress, and use website blockers to limit access.
  3. Exercise Regularly: Physical activity can be a great way to improve your well-being. Make time for regular exercise to help counteract the sedentary nature of digital work. We start our day with a short walk most mornings, even if its to your local coffee shop it gets you moving and away from your screen.
  4. Organise Digital Files: A cluttered digital environment can lead to stress. Organise your files, photos, and documents, and regularly declutter your digital space. It’s a priority for us over the Christmas period when the office becomes a little quieter.
  5. Digital Literacy: Educate yourself about the impacts of digital technology on mental health. Learn about the signs of digital stress and explore strategies to manage it healthily. Head over to Mates in Mind to read more.

If you haven’t already entered the competition over on Instagram, don’t miss out. You have until midnight on Monday 06th November to enter, to stand a chance to win a beauty hamper worth over £150! We hope you’ll get involved this week by practicing digital well-being.