Imagine holding your breath every time you checked your inbox. Sounds crazy, right? But this is what science says you're doing every time you log in, without even realising it! Email apnea is one of the reasons why people believe a digital detox holiday will bring back balance to their lives, but it doesn't work. In this episode, Dr. Kristy Goodwin explores the fascinating relationship between our digital habits, biology, and mental health. She also reveals the lesser-known psychological effects of frequent video calls and offers insights on managing the cognitive load associated with our digital lives.
Dr. Kirsty Goodwin is a digital wellbeing advocate and neuro-productivity speaker who has shaped discussions on managing digital expectations in professional settings. An award-winning researcher, she is on a mission to promote employee wellbeing and bolster workplace productivity in an always-on digital world. Her ability to balance deep research with actionable solutions has seen her work with an impressively long list of clients including Apple, Qantas, Foxtel and several of Australia's leading banks. Her new book is Dear Digital, We need to talk: A guilt-free guide to taming your tech habits and thriving in a distracted world.
Quotes from this episode:
"Our tech habits are impacting us in subtle but powerful ways."
"Tech has created what I call the urgency fallacy. It's this idea that everything feels urgent and important, and the reality is that, yes, sometimes you do need to respond to DMs or respond to emails, but not everything has to be done now."
-Dr Kristy Goodwin
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