How can spending time away from your electronic devices improve your physical and mental health?
A recent survey revealed that the average Brit spends more than one day online every week.
Continue at this rate and a child born in 2019 who lives to 80 will assign 12 years of their life to phones, tablets and laptops.
O is for Offline: mindfulness in nature @Lynn Hatzius
Most of us spend too much time online, the internet dictating our days, and while there are positives to this technology, there are well-researched snares, not least anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, eye damage and posture problems.
Being offline, even just for a short while, is good for our wellbeing.
Watching the sun go down natureon the South West Coast Path, Cornwall ©Jake Graham
Next time you go for a walk, leave your phone behind; look at the sunlight filtering through the trees. When you go to bed, switch off your device and read a book. Next time you’re waiting for a bus, refrain from scrolling your social media feeds; instead, watch the birds and listen to the rain.