Supporting Healthy Screentime on the Sunshine Coast
This is part of the At Homeseries which is all about building your holistic life-skills/ self-care toolkit so you can bring more ease, purpose and connection into each day.
Digital Self-care needs to be as commonplace as brushing our teeth and eating our broccoli. If we're going to live, work and sleep with our phones, we need to start being in control of how, when and where we use them.
I've called it digital self-care because for me, self-care is all about nurturing our relationship with ourselves. It is based on cumulatively getting to know yourself better over time, and committing to caring for yourself, as you would a beloved friend. In order to practice self-care we need to both deepen our relationship with ourselves, and we need to have a few basic strategies in our toolkit to respond to what we find.
In this workshop, we cover core digital self-care skills:
Know your tipping points - understanding when screentime is useful and when it becomes imbalanced or harmful
How to cultivate a life/ screentime vision - how do we use screentime with intention to support our deepest values and dreams
Digital hygiene/ screentime groundrules - unique, personalised anchors that keep screentime in its place in your life,
Self-check in rhythms - because what works will change over time. It's a dynamic relationship, not static and you'll need rhythms that help you stay fluid, whilst focused on the core priorities and keep the core life-giving boundaries in place.
This workshop is based on the latest research and recommendations by digital educators. Having said that, there is no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to digital self-care. You have a unique life story and life circumstances of work, family and personality and your digital self-care will be similarly unique. It is about deepening your relationship with yourself and learning to use your screentime with wisdom and intention.
I am deeply grateful to the Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi custodians on whose land I live and work. I honour their deep connection to their ancestral lands and I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future.