Dr. Farrah Hauke was interviewed by Curos on the increasingly important subject of digital detox.
Doing a digital detox—staying off your electronic devices for a set period of time—can have major benefits for your wellbeing. “Research has shown that when people take breaks from electronic media—in particular social media— they increase self-esteem, decrease stress and irritability, and help you focus more on the here and now,” says Farrah Hauke, licensed psychologist in Arizona. Additionally, when you spend less time mindlessly scrolling through your feeds, you’re able to be more productive—and even make more authentic connections IRL, says Hauke.
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