Tech-Life Balance in the Digital Era

Tech-Life Balance in the Digital Era
30 May 2022

“Currently, more and more people are becoming interested in taking care of their health. The trend of eating a healthy diet and exercising is growing continuously. People are not only concerned with their physical health but are also paying attention to their mental health. Concepts such as work-life balance are well-known for good mental health. These health-related conditions are small pieces in the big picture of well-being. While there is no consensus around a single definition of well-being, there is general agreement that, at a minimum, it includes the presence of positive emotions and moods, the absence of negative emotions, satisfaction with life, fulfillment, and positive functioning (Frey BS, Stutzer, 2002). Well-being has many aspects, such as physical well-being, economic well-being, and social well-being, and each aspect may require different practices and processes to achieve.”

This is the digital era. People always carry smartphones and laptops as well as spend much time on social media or metaverse. Moreover, many products and services are based on digital platforms. Therefore, It cannot be denied that people do need technology. Technology definitely makes life easier, but who knows when it is beyond the limit or even what is the limit of using technology. In fact, rather than its limit, let us find the Tech-Life Balance. Similar to other aspects of well-being, there is also ‘Digital well-being’. In simple terms, Digital well-being is the use of technology that does not negatively affect functioning in real life. It can be related to screen time, engagement on online platforms, and the emotions when using technology. According to Google Digital Wellbeing, there are many tips to achieve it. The examples were stated below.

Create boundaries for yourself

Setting limits for certain apps and sites can keep you from scrolling the day away. Check the time you spend on the screen or the apps you use.

Make some simple adjustments to your screen

Setting limits for certain apps and sites can prevent you from scrolling the day away. Check the amount of time you spend on the screen or the apps you use.

Manage your apps and notifications to reduce distractions

Pausing apps and customizing the time slots of when and how you get notifications can help keeping and paying more attention on your tasks inspecifice time of the day.

In a nutshell, Digital well-being is important and can be achieved by yourself. Enjoy technology life and please have digital well-being!

love & care,

The one who creates digital products

Varisara Sungprasit
UX/UI Designer