“Let yourself feel awake, peaceful, and ready for your day before you reach for your phone.”

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“We must also never view social media platforms as a substitute for a genuine personal connection with someone”

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“We spend a lot of time on these screens playing the comparison game- we compare houses, lifestyles, bodies, and just about anything we can.”

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“When we are not able to shut down and really relax- this can contribute to less restful sleep and/or insomnia.”


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“Think of your phone as a communication tool, instead of a source of entertainment. This will help to make the time you spend on the phone ‘quality time,’ instead of simply passing the time.”


“I want my children to have a healthy relationship with technology so I have to put my phone down and set them right example.”

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“We’re seeing a lot of unhealthy and unrealistic expectations around self-care and personal wellness encouraging unrealistic ideals.”


“We are becoming more and more adamant that we need to be happy all the time, and as soon as we feel unsatisfied with what’s happening in the moment, we turn to our screens to alleviate our boredom.”


“Emotionally, so much screen time can be numbing and even isolating. We have the illusion that we are connecting with others but it is only a surface level connection.”

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“When we overuse technology to support us in creating relaxation, it directly affects our mental, physical and emotional well-being.”

I had the pleasure of interviewing Suzanne Monroe, Founder of the International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP).

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Dan Pannasch

Robocall expert and Product Manager @robokillerapp, the app that gets revenge on robocallers. www.robokiller.com

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